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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 – 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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Tibet – Introduction Posted May 19, 2016 by Chinavine

Tibet (Bod in Tibetan (pronounced Po) is geographically and culturally defined by the high elevation Tibetan Plateau. This steppe spans approximately two thousand miles (3,219 km) from east to west and one thousand miles (1,609 km) from north to south. ...

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Inner Mongolia: Bayan Oboo Festival – Introduction Inner Mongolia Posted Jul 7, 2014 by Chinavine

On July 9th, 2013, the ChinaVine team visited the Bayan Oboo near East Ujimqin, Inner Mongolia to partake in a tradition dating back thousands of years. Ancient Mongolian shamans constructed the Oboo in a time long ago to practice traditional ...

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An Interview with Surna 苏日娜 – Introduction Inner Mongolia Posted Jun 29, 2014 by Chinavine

Surna is a Ph.D advisor in the Folklore Program at Minzu University of China. Her research focuses on folklore studies of Chinese minority groups, and she has done work in this area for many years. Key points in her talk ...

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