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Tibet – Dege Parkhang: Introduction Posted May 19, 2016 by Chinavine

Located within Degé is an internationally known printing house or “parkhang.” The Degé Parkhang, beginning in 1729 and continuing to today, is dedicated to printing Tibetan Buddhist sutras, thangka, as well as texts associated with Tibetan history, medicine, and literature. ...

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Tibet – Danba Stone Towers: Introduction Posted May 19, 2016 by Chinavine

Located within the Danba Valley are hundreds of stone towers 30 – 70 meters (200 feet) tall. Some of these towers are estimated to date between 200 – 1600 AD. Towers are four cornered and others star shaped. The Danba ...

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Tibet – Tibetan Knife Making Cultural Heritage: Artist Tse Ring Dolga Posted May 19, 2016 by Chinavine

Located in the Hengduan Mountains, in close proximity to the Tibetan Autonomous Region, the villages surrounding Kathok Monastery are known for having a high concentration of artisans. With their family lineages linked to the need for artisans to build and ...

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Tibet – Tibetan Knife Making: Tse Ring Dolga Posted May 19, 2016 by Chinavine

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Tibet – Dzongsar Tashi Lhatsé Gonpa (Monastery), Shedra (Academy), and Hospital: Introduction Posted May 19, 2016 by Chinavine

The Dzongsar Tashi Lhatsé Gonpa (Monastery), Shedra (Monastic College), and Tibetan Hospital complex is located on Lhatsé hill in the Menshö valley in south Dêge County near the Yangtze and Yellow Rivers. Dzongsar is a Sakya monastery with a Rimé, ...

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Tibet – Thangka Artist: Yundrung Loyul Posted May 19, 2016 by Chinavine

Yundrung Loyul lives and works in the town of Drango (head of the rock). Drango sits on a mountain slope and in the valley at the confluence of the Zhe-chu and Nyi-chu rivers. Yundrung Loyul describes himself as being of ...

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Tibet – Thangka Painting: Introduction Posted May 19, 2016 by Chinavine

Several types of painting can be found in Tibet. These types include paintings on rock, frescoes, and thangka. The thangka, meaning painted scroll, possibly originating in Nepal or India, is a cloth-mounted painting of Buddha, bodhisattvas, other Buddhist deities, important ...

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Tibet – Kham: Cultural Heritage Posted May 19, 2016 by Chinavine

Kham is situated on the Tibetan Plateau between central Tibet and China. Kham’s history has been shaped by its relationship to the cultures and changing political and social contexts between and within Tibet and China. This changing context was often ...

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Tibet – Kham: Introduction Posted May 19, 2016 by Chinavine

Kham is the most geographically diverse area in Tibet. The grasslands of Kham are home to nomadic herders of yak, goats, and sheep. Kham also consists of evergreen forests as well as gorges and canyons formed by the Mekong, Yangtze, ...

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Tibet – ChinaVine Field Work Team Posted May 19, 2016 by Chinavine

Fieldwork for ChinaVine was completed in that portion of Kham located within the Kandzé Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan Province. The prefecture’s area is 58,332 square miles (151,078 square kilometers). The population is approximately 880,000, with Tibetans accounting for 77.8% ...

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