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Tibetans in Exile: The Construction of Global Identities
This dissertation examines the construction of Tibetan identity within the context of global politics, taking a look particularly at globally circulating ideas such as democracy, human rights, women's...
Mobilizing for Tibet: Transnational Politics and Diaspora Culture in the Post-Cold War Era
This dissertation is a multiple-site study of the Tibet Movement, a transnational social movement comprised of Tibetan refugees and their Western supporters. It is based on field research conducted in...
The Politics of Nostalgia: Social Memory and National Identity Among Diaspora Tibetans in New York City
This dissertation focuses on the community of diaspora Tibetans living in and around New York City, and their quest to imagine their homeland as a kind of Buddhist utopia separated from the political ...
The Mandala of Sound: Concepts and Sound Structures in Tibetan Ritual Music
A study of Tibetan Buddhist ritual music, discussing its roots in Indian Buddhism, and its function in modern monastic communities. The disseration also discusses the formal aspects of monastic music,...
Gender, Power, Space: Transnational Bodies and the Cultures of Health in Tibet
A dissertation which asks why the Chinese state constructs Tibetans from Central Tibet as a minority population (Chinese, shaoshu minzu, or Tibetan, mi rigs mi mang). Using theories of gender and eth...
The Yakha: Culture, Environment and Development in East Nepal
Creator’s Description: This is a social anthropological study of a Tibeto-Burman ethnic group, the Yakha, based in East Nepal. The field research involved was carried out from January 1989 u...
Penetrating the Secret Essence Tantra: Context and Philosophy in the Mahāyoga System of rNying-ma Tantra
This Ph.D. dissertation provides an introductory overview to the Mahāyoga system based on a general commentary on its root tantra, The Secret Essence. The first part contains five chapters on 1. Meth...
Stateless Citizens: Culture, Nation and Identity in the Expanding Tibetan Diaspora
Dissertation Abstract: The Tibetan diaspora has expanded dramatically in North America since the passage of the 1990 Immigration Act. The act included legislation that allowed 1,000 Tibetans li...
The Nation in Your Mind: Continuity and Change among Tibetan Refugees in Nepal
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An Introduction to Svātantrika-Mādhyamika
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