By Snying bo rgyal and R Solomon Rino སྙིང་བོ་རྒྱལ་དང་སཱོ་ལི་མིན་རེས་ནཱོ། ༢༠༡༠།
དེབ་འདིས་ཀྲུང་གོའི་མཚོ་སྔོན་ས་ཁུལ་གྱི་ལྷ་པའི་འཚོ་བ་དང་། དེའི་སྤྱི་ཚོགས། ཆོས་ལུགས་་་་་་་
-- -- མར་ཁཱི ཐྲུའུ་རིན། (གྲངས་འཛིན་ཧི་མ་ལ་ཡ་ལས་གཞི ཁམ་སྦི་རེས་ལྗི་སློབ་གྲྭ་ཆེན་མོ།)
This is a accomplished and very trained research of the altering social context and non secular lives of lha pa, 'deity males' or god men,' in Qinghai Province, China. Snying bo rgyal and Rino's account of those Tibetan trance mediums who develop into possessed by way of mountain deities succeeds in either honoring the previous via a close description in their perform whereas acknowledging the expanding demanding situations to those traditions. This booklet is a crucial contribution to the documentation and realizing of Asian ritual and society.
Dr. Mark Turin, Director, electronic Himalaya venture, college of Cambridge, UK
A rigorously researched and wonderfully illustrated learn of a truly designated Tibetan village and its traditions within the multicultural Reb gong quarter of A mdo. the focal point is at the rituals and non secular ideals hooked up with the trance mediums known as lha pa, often referred to as Tibetan 'shamans.' in response to box observations, interviews, and comparative facts, this can be descriptive and analytic anthropology at its top. the amount contains genuine texts and a glossary.
--Dr. Juha Janhunen, collage of Helsinki
This is an engaging ethnographic research of spirit mediums in A mdo revealing how their actions are being reworked in a speedily altering world.
--Dr. Hildegard Diemberger, Director, Tibetan experiences, Mongolia and internal Asia reviews Unit, college of Cambridge
The lha pa of the villages of the Reb gong sector have drawn recognition from either Tibetan authors and overseas students in fresh many years, yet have been usually noticeable in basic terms as a marginal a part of glu roll/klu rol gala's. before the knowledge on them used to be very restricted and stemmed normally from the statement of the pageant, which used to be then defined and interpreted from the viewpoint of an outer observer. This helpful booklet provides house to the voices of local community and lha pa deliberately. Containing a large number of ethnographical facts, stories and narrations of local community, it attracts the reader to their worldview and way of life in an unparalleled approach. It brings right down to earth many of the scholarly speculations at the gala's and features a good deal of latest details on Tibetan lha pa quite often. It can't be passed over by means of any researcher at the given quarter. Congratulations to the authors.
--Dr. Daniel Berounsky, Charles collage, Prague
The authors, one an A mdo Tibetan, current a wealthy physique of narratives, descriptions and historic information about the klu rol, probably the most exciting and excessive sequence of rituals enacted in japanese Tibet. large testimony is gifted from these concerned, together with a number of of these who're possessed via neighborhood deities in the course of the klu rol, in addition to translations of the ritual texts. this can be a wealthy and necessary source for all students operating within the region.
--Dr. Fernanda Pirie, Oxford University
In this completely documented research of lha pa in 3 villages of Reb gong County, Snying bo rgyal and R. Solomon Rino gather and current an awfully certain and wealthy set of tales, observations, and pictures in regards to the environment, rituals, views of and concerning the trance mediums, and the way those are all quickly altering. The authors decide to reduce their very own observation so one can permit the lha pa converse: for themselves to the fullest quantity attainable. The painstaking information, together with footnotes, Tibetan thesaurus, village map, and translation of suitable scriptures, should be of significant curiosity to experts and others attracted to Tibetan tradition. one of the attention-grabbing subject matters coated are the lha pa's reports in their personal ownership and depossession by way of mountain deities, their self-perception, controversies over authenticity, and the ways that those practices intersect in unforeseen methods with new guidelines comparable to the 'New Socialist Countryside.'
--Dr. Emily T. Yeh, division of Geography, collage of Colorado
Rich in illustrations and ethnographic element, this useful paintings describes the little-known global of Tibetan trance mediums and their rites from an insider's perspective.
--Dr. Mark Bender, affiliate Professor, The Ohio nation University
Snying bo rgyal and Rino write meticulously approximately lha pa in a fashion that gives a wealthy resource of information for destiny scholars.
--Dpal ldan bkra shis, Humboldt collage, Berlin
This is an incredibly lucid and intricately rendered description of Tibetan 'deity mediums,' a major cultural and political phenomenon within the A mdo Tibetan sector of Reb gong. The authors' cautious translations of interviews with younger and older mediums in a single village offers readers with an extraordinary glimpse on the moving dynamics of the once-central establishment of deity ownership between farming Tibetans in reform-era China.
--Dr. Charlene Makley, Reed College
Deity males is a unprecedented insider's inspect the realm of Tibet's trance mediums and the deities they embody.
--John Vincent Bellezza
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There visitors tramp dutifully through the same commune industry and health clinic, eat lunch at the same reception center, and walk about the same production brigade viewed by countless other “foreign guests” before them. * The cadres who man these Potemkin pavilions feel a strong sense of pride that their unit has been chosen as a model, a sentiment that is indubitably reinforced by the government slush funds that are funneled in to buy extra tractors, purchase chemical fertilizers, complete a small reservoir with electric generator, generally spruce up, and most important, build a spacious reception center.
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The Free Press A Division of Macmillan, Inc. Y. com Collier Macmillan Canada, Inc. First Free Press Paperback Edition 1984 Printed in the United States of America Paperback printing number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Hardcover printing number 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data Mosher, Steven W. Broken earth. Includes index. 1. China—Rural conditions. I. Title. 0951 83-47982 ISBN 0-02-921700-8 eISBN-13: 978-1-439-11967-9 ISBN-13: 978-0-029-21720-7 ISBN 0-02-921720-2 pbk.
ASIAN HIGHLANDS PERSPECTIVES Volume 3: Deity Men ཨེ་ཤེ་ཡའི་མཐོ་སྒང་བསམ་བརྗོད། གླེགས་བམ ༣། ཤོག་གྲངས ༢༧༧། by Snying bo rgyal and R Solomon Rino སྙིང་བོ་རྒྱལ་དང་སཱོ་ལི་མིན་རེས་ནཱོ། ༢༠༡༠།