Amdo Tibetans In Transition-Toni Huber
Amdo Tibetan in Transition covers all major areas of cultural revival in post Mao Amdo: The active negotiation of culture and identity is addressed in public debate about traditional culture, in attempts at Language standardization, and in reflections on sexuality. Religious culture is represented by discussion of critical prespectives on reincarnate lamas and by case studies of revival and reinterpretation of popular rituals, Amdo performance and studies by means of folk songs, painters and their works, and the changing economics of cultural production. The final chapter deals with social and economic trends in two nomadic pastoral areas and with foreign aid for new Tibetan schools.
Edited by Toni Huber