ASIAN HIGHLANDS PERSPECTIVES Volume 3: Deity Men by Snying bo rgyal and R Solomon Rino

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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་་་་་་་
བཅས་ཀྱི་འགྱུར་ལྡོག་ལ་ཞིབ་འཇུག་གཏིང་ཟབ་མོ་ཞིག་བྱས་ཡོད་ལ། རྩོམ་པ་པོས་ཞིབ་བརྗོད་་་་
བབ་གསལ་བསྒྲགས་ཀྱང་བྱས་ཡོད། དེབ་འདིས་ཨེ་ཤེ་ཡའི་ཆོ་ག་དང་སྤྱི་ཚོགས་ལ་ཤེས་རྟོགས་་་་
-- -- མར་ཁཱི ཐྲུའུ་རིན། (གྲངས་འཛིན་ཧི་མ་ལ་ཡ་ལས་གཞི ཁམ་སྦི་རེས་ལྗི་སློབ་གྲྭ་ཆེན་མོ།)

This is a finished and very educated learn of the altering social context and spiritual 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 prior via a close description in their perform whereas acknowledging the expanding demanding situations to those traditions. This publication is a crucial contribution to the documentation and figuring out of Asian ritual and society.
Dr. Mark Turin, Director, electronic Himalaya venture, college of Cambridge, UK

A conscientiously researched and wonderfully illustrated examine of a really targeted Tibetan village and its traditions within the multicultural Reb gong zone of A mdo. the point of interest is at the rituals and spiritual ideals attached with the trance mediums known as lha pa, sometimes called Tibetan 'shamans.' according to box observations, interviews, and comparative facts, this can be descriptive and analytic anthropology at its most sensible. the quantity comprises real texts and a glossary.
--Dr. Juha Janhunen, collage of Helsinki

This is an engaging ethnographic learn of spirit mediums in A mdo revealing how their actions are being reworked in a quickly altering world.

--Dr. Hildegard Diemberger, Director, Tibetan stories, Mongolia and internal Asia stories Unit, collage of Cambridge

The lha pa of the villages of the Reb gong zone have drawn recognition from either Tibetan authors and international students in contemporary a long time, yet have been frequently noticeable in basic terms as a marginal a part of glu roll/klu rol fairs. beforehand the knowledge on them used to be very restricted and stemmed generally from the remark of the competition, which was once then defined and interpreted from the perspective of an outer observer. This precious ebook supplies house to the voices of area people and lha pa deliberately. Containing a large number of ethnographical facts, tales and narrations of area people, it attracts the reader to their worldview and lifestyle in an unparalleled approach. It brings all the way down to earth the various scholarly speculations at the gala's and includes a good deal of recent info on Tibetan lha pa regularly. It can't be passed over through any researcher at the given region. 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, the most exciting and severe sequence of rituals enacted in jap Tibet. huge testimony is gifted from these concerned, together with numerous of these who're possessed through neighborhood deities in the course of the klu rol, in addition to translations of the ritual texts. this can be a wealthy and important source for all students operating within the region.
--Dr. Fernanda Pirie, Oxford University

In this completely documented learn of lha pa in 3 villages of Reb gong County, Snying bo rgyal and R. Solomon Rino acquire and current an awfully designated and wealthy set of stories, observations, and images in regards to the atmosphere, rituals, views of and in regards to the trance mediums, and the way those are all swiftly altering. The authors decide to reduce their very own statement as a way to enable the lha pa communicate: for themselves to the fullest quantity attainable. The painstaking info, together with footnotes, Tibetan word list, village map, and translation of proper scriptures, may be of significant curiosity to experts and others attracted to Tibetan tradition. one of the interesting subject matters lined are the lha pa's stories in their personal ownership and depossession via mountain deities, their self-perception, controversies over authenticity, and the ways that those practices intersect in unforeseen methods with new rules corresponding 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 international of Tibetan trance mediums and their rites from an insider's perspective.
--Dr. Mark Bender, affiliate Professor, The Ohio country University

Snying bo rgyal and Rino write meticulously approximately lha pa in a fashion that gives a wealthy resource of knowledge for destiny scholars.
--Dpal ldan bkra shis, Humboldt college, Berlin

This is an incredibly lucid and intricately rendered description of Tibetan 'deity mediums,' an incredible cultural and political phenomenon within the A mdo Tibetan area of Reb gong. The authors' cautious translations of interviews with younger and older mediums in a single village presents readers with a unprecedented 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 an extraordinary insider's inspect the realm of Tibet's trance mediums and the deities they embody.
--John Vincent Bellezza

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In this particular example, rice paddies/Rice Paddies assigned from the Thesaurus for Graphic Materials (TGM) four times (twice with and twice without capitalization). 4 Exploring the Group’s Indexing Terms Additional information on subject term choices is provided to the group as two aggregated listings of all terms assigned to all 15 images — the subject term pool and subject term cloud. These two views are intended to help the students efficiently explore their group’s indexing space. The subject term pool shows the subject terms the group members used in their individual indexing assignments.

On a photograph of boats labeled “Houseboats—Thailand” discussed by three students: #1 If we use "shantyboats," we shouldn't also use "houseboats" because shantyboats is NT to houseboats. If we use "waterfronts" in AAT, we should also use it in TGM. " Whichever we choose, we should use it in TGM as well ("harbors" and "bodies of water" are both TGM terms). #2 Are we certain that they are "Shantyboats"? I would be more comfortable w/ just using "Houseboats". Also, I agree with "Harbors", "Bodies of water" seems too broad to me.

5 Searching Image Metadata The students have access to a simple search interface with two search options available. One option is to search for one or more subject terms in the two subject fields (TGM and AAT). The second is to search for text in the remaining metadata fields, such as title, city, country, notes, etc. Once the query is submitted, the system will display the retrieved images along with the associated metadata. 28 P. W. B. Allen Fig. 2. 6 Tools for the Instructor Image Tagger also provides basic tools for the instructor.

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