AHP 38 THE WITCHES OF TIBET AHP 38 THE WITCHES OF TIBET is a fictionalized account of a Tibetan girl's childhood in Mgo log (Golok) in Qinghai Province. The narrative begins with how a little girl's life was saved by a gift of a mysterious pill from a kind, local woman who locals regarded as a witch. These and other magic moments are from personal experiences that relatives and others related about their own lives, and what the author dreamed and imagined. This text illustrates how a Tibetan woman is influenced by those around her, the natural environment, and her dreams. In addition, four stories are given, two of which only women tell among themselves.

AHP: Volume Twenty-Five Jahzong - Tibetan Tribal Leader by Dzorge Guru. This novel, in English and Tibetan, is set on the eastern Tibetan Plateau in the era prior to 1949. It traces the life of a young man, Jahzong, from his dramatic childhood, following him in his struggles to unite local warring tribes and bring peace to his people.


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A Namuyi Tibetan Woman's Journey
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Li Xiaoqiong (Drolma), a Namuyi Tibetan from Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province describes her childhood; parents; paternal grandmother's early life and death; village life including children's games, tending horses, and herding yaks; her experiences at primary school; a surrogate grandfather; her youngest brother; local lunar New Year festivities; her time at middle school including a special friend and love letters; her schooling at Qinghai Normal University in Xining City; her time in India including college experiences, travels, working in an NGO, and working at a call center in Delhi; and her return to China. Also included are two original poems, three stories by Li Xiaoqiong's grandmother, and photographs of Li Xiaoqiong's village and of her time in India.








  • A Nomad Girl's Changing Worlds Sonam Doomtso (b. 1987) describes her lived experiences and recollections encompassing the first twenty years of her life. These include living on the grassland in Sichuan Province, experiences with relatives and neighbors, attending school, moving to Lhasa, religious fasting, pilgrimage, encounters with marmot hunters, attending school in Xining City, and the death of her beloved grandfather.


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TIBETAN NOMAD CHILDHOOD by Karma Dondrub
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  • A Northeastern Tibetan Childhood Tsering Bum (CK Stuart, Ramona Johnson, Solomon Rino, Gerald Roche, Timothy Thurston, and Gabriela Samcewicz, eds). 2013. A Northeastern Tibetan Childhood. Asian Highlands Perspectives 27. Tsering Bum (b. 1985) describes his early life in Amdo in terms of dreams, herding, punishment from a lama, schooling experiences, attending a Kalachakra teaching, a lhatzi gathering, irrigation, his grandfather, archery, and other important moments and influences.
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  • Tibetan Weddings in Ne'u na Village
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  • Life and Marriage in Skya rgya, a Tibetan Village
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  • རྩྭ་ཐང་ནས་འཚར་ལོངས་བྱུང་ཞིང་དེངས་རབས་ཀྱི་འཚོ་བའི་ཁྲོད་གོམས་སྟབས་བསྒྱུར་བཞིན་པའི་འབྲོག་ཕྲུག་གི་ལང་ཚོ། From Grasslands To College
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  • The Chariot of Faith: A Biography of Jestum ma mume yeshe tshomo, the Incarnation of Migyur palgyi doma. Mi' gyur dpal gryi sgrom ma'i mam rol rje btsun ma mu med ye shes mtsho mo'i mam thar dad pa'i shing rta. no date. no publisher.
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"I was born in a pastoral family in the autumn of 1986, in Rongrima Village, Hongyuan County, Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, PR China. When I was a child, my family lived in a 'four-column' wood house made using four poles placed in a rectangular configuration in the center of the home. Four shorter poles were behind the central columns. Four-pillar wood houses had flat roofs with several compartments, and had a skylight in the center that allowed light into the home and allowed smoke from the hearth to escape. We lived in our wood house from November to April. As flowers began to bud and calves were born, we took out our black yak-hair tent and pitched it, which announced that we would soon start moving to our camp on the open grassland where we would stay through spring, summer, and autumn."



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  • Rdo rje tshe brtan (b. 1986) describes his childhood in Dredze Village, Yiwa Township, Tewo County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province, China, as well as being a student in Xining City, Qinghai Province. Topics covered include his family, childhood injuries and illnesses, education, Terang (malicious household deities), mountain deities and associated rituals and sacrifices, death, conflict with other locals, collecting local plants, a birth in the village, stealing fruit, a wedding, plowing, a visit to a hot spring, a lost yak, slaughtering pigs, government confiscation of fields, and slaughtering pigs. Photos provide additional detail. Hardback copy available at-cost here:

http://www.lulu.com/shop/rdo-rje-tshe-brtan/ahp23-a-tewo-tibetan-childhood/hardcover/product-21195394.html.

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