In the Circle of White Stones - Moving through Seasons with Nomads of Eastern Tibet

In the Circle of White Stones - Moving through Seasons with Nomads of Eastern Tibet

by: Gillian G. Tan

University of Washington Press, 2016

ISBN: 9780295999494 , 176 Pages

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In the Circle of White Stones - Moving through Seasons with Nomads of Eastern Tibet


 

This narrative of subsistence on the Tibetan plateau describes the life-worlds of people in a region traditionally known as Kham who move with their yaks from pasture to pasture, depending on the milk production of their herd for sustenance. Gillian Tans story, based on her own experience of living through seasonal cycles with the people of Dora Karmo between 2006 and 2013, examines the communitys powerful relationship with a Buddhist lama and their interactions with external agents of change. In showing how they perceive their environment and dwell in their world, Tan conveys a spare beauty that honors the stillness and rhythms of nomadic life.