This can be a remarkably cautious examine of a bit recognized Tibetan coming-of-age ritual as nonetheless practiced in rural Amdo, Qinghai Province, China. Structural research is complemented by means of a case learn in accordance with observations, interviews, recordings, and real folklore fabric within the unique language. images, tables, and a thesaurus entire the paintings. this can be box anthropology at its best.
--Juha Janhunen, Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, college of Helsinki

The achievements of this publication are many: it really is analytically rigorous, wealthy in contextualized element, and interesting in subject material. The authors' assorted backgrounds and strengths are manifested all through this really collaborative paintings which follows a tremendous ceremony of passage within the lifetime of a 13 year-old Tibetan woman. For all students of Tibetan tradition and society, and for any scholar of ethnography attracted to studying tips on how to completely record a ritual, this ebook might be of serious curiosity and lasting use.
--Mark Turin Director, electronic Himalaya undertaking & global Oral Literature venture, college of Cambridge

This is a vital contribution to Tibetan ethnography. The examine is predicated on cautious fieldwork, research, creation, and translation of correct myths and literary compositions, and finished description of middle parts of Tibetan neighborhood lifestyles. the worth of the paintings is that the learn of a distinctively Tibetan women's ritual is adequately and entirely provided in its personal context. it's a distinct list of an endangered tradition.
--Paul ok Nietupski, John Carroll University

This examine has nice worth in reading intimately the coming-of-age ritual of women in one Tibetan village, hence delivering a window wherein to higher view and comprehend community-based existence, that's quickly to alter within the face of China-wide modernization.
--Huadan Zhaxi, Humbolt collage

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50 Dpal chen was a monk before the Cultural Revolution. He is now a sngags pa living in Brag dmar nang Tibetan Village. 51 Here and in the following tables, M = mother, F = father, S = sister, B = brother, Z = son, D = daughter, W = wife, and H = husband. org/details/TsheDpalR doRjeEtAl-ATibetanGirlsHairChangingRitual-KinDiagrams. yang mo Tshe ring dbang rgyal Rig 'dzin sgrol ma Chos mo mtsho Dkar drus ma 'jam dbyangs dpal ldan Dpal chen rdo rje Byams skyid Phag mo tshe ring Don 'grub Bsod nams Rdo rje sgrol ma Tshe 'phel Mgon po Birth Year 1935 1963 1954 1977 1972 1952 1956 1971 1983 1973 1980 Relationship to Dpal mo mtsho MFSH MFSZ MFSDH MBS MFSDZ MFSZ MFSZ MBD MSD MBD MSZ 1952 1958 1965 1948 1976 MMBD MFSZ MFSZ MBWS MBWSZ 1961 1975 1977 1969 MFSD MFSD MFSD MMBDZ 1974 1974 1943 1948 1943 1952 1947 1945 MMBDZ MMBZD MMBZ MMBZ MMFFSZ MFSD MBWF ?

4 (But only) respectable families will undo (the braids). 36 2 1 14 དཔོན་ ན་ཁྱོས་ར་(ཁྱོད་ཀྱིས)་ ར་ཉོན་ད།། 2 དཔོན་ ན་བ གས་ས་དོག་མོ་ས།། 3 ཁྱོའི་གཡས་ནས་གཏོར་ མ་ ག་པོ་བ གས།། 4 ན་ནས་ཆོས་ཀྱི་པོ་ཏི་བ ིགས།། 5 ཁྱོའི་ལག་གི་མ ་ལས་ད ས་ལ་ ེབས།། 6 ཁྱོའི་གདིང་གདན་ ་བཞི་ས་ལ་ ག། 7 ཁྱོའི་མ བ་མོ་ཆོས་ཀྱི་ ག་གུ་རེད།། 8 མིག་ཁྲ་རིས་ཆོས་ཀྱི་འཁོར་ལོ་རེད།། 33 When the hair braiding is complete, a regular comb and a comb with fine teeth are wrapped in sheep wool with a juniper twig and then taken to the ma sru mgo 'dus. 34 The wool of two-year-old sheep is considered to be smoother, longer, and less worn than the wool of older sheep.

28• During the one or two hour discussion, it is decided who will be the ja dpon (literally: 'tea leader', but suggesting 'chief of the helpers') and specific duties for the coming ritual are assigned. The host offers pork, noodles, and liquor to the guests when the discussion ends. On the ceremony day, the girl's family gives the necessities for the party—food, liquor, cigarettes, toasted sunflower seeds, peanuts, fruit, kha btags, and sashes to the helpers and the ja dpon, who then make all arrangements.

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