The Tibet Journal
Autumn 2004 Vol. XXIX no. 3

[Articles] [Book Reviews] [Contributors]

Tibetan Monuments


""The Lhasa gTsug lag khang: Observations an the Ancient Wood Carvings," Amy Heller, p. 3

"The Ruins of lDan: Ancient Places in the Eastern Zone of the Lhasa Maṇḍala," Guntram Hazod, p. 25

"The Last Traces of Gye re Lha khang," Matthew Akester, p. 55

"Gur lha khang ma, 'the tent which is a temple', donated to Shakya mchog ldan by the Mustang ruler bKra shis mgon," Roberto Vitali, p. 65

"A Monument of Sherpa Buddhism: The Enlightenment St�pa in Junbesi," Franz-Karl Ehrhard, p. 75

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"Contacts and Conflicts of the Peoples of Early Tibet and Imperial China," Ildikó (Hilda) Ecsedy, p. 93

Book Reviews

The Cultural Monuments of Tibet's Outer Provinces, Amdo by Andreas Gruschk, reviewed by
Amy Heller, p. 101

Monk Dancers of Tibet by Matthieu Ricard, reviewed by
Mona Schrempf, p. 102

Ladakh Himalaya Occidental. Ethnologie, Écologie edited by Patrick Kaplanian, reviewed by
Bettina Zeisler, p. 105

Meditation, Transformation and Dream Yoga by Ven. Gyatrul Rinpoche.
Knowledge and Liberation, Tibetan Buddhist Epistemology in Support of Transformative Religious Experience by Anne C. Klein.
reviewed by D.R. Chaudhry, p. 108

Guru Yoga by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, reviewed by
Sandra Ober, p. 110

Living in the Face of Death: The Tibetan Tradition translated, edited & introduced by Glenn H. Mullin, reviewed by
Nupur Pathak, p. 111

Of Wool and Loom, The Tradition of Tibetan Rugs by Trinley Chodrak and Kesang Tashi, reviewed by
Dhondup Tsering, p. 113

Contributors, p. 115

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Amy Heller (Ph.D. in Tibetan history and Philology at La Sorbonne, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, France) has traveled eight times to Tibet. Her trip to Tibet in 1995 as a part of team for evaluating restoration of monasteries of Gra thang and Zha lu and its subsequent research resulted in her book Tibetan Art published in English, French, Italian and Spanish. She is currently working on the cultural history of Dolpo to study the Pijor illuminated bKa' 'gyur manuscripts.

Bettina Zeisler has studied Indology (focussing on Tibetan studies), Philosophy, and Anthropology at the Free University Berlin in Germany. Her main research centres on the study of grammar and history of the Tibetan languages. She is currently working on a post-doc Position in the Collaborative Research Centre (Sonderforschungsbereich) at the University of Tuebingen in Germany. She has been conducting fieldwork in Ladakh for many years.

D. R. Chaudry is a well-known columnist and reviewer in the Indian media world. He retired as a Reader at the Dyal Singh College of Delhi University. He has published several articles and over 100 reviews and review articles in leading English national dailies, including Times of India and The Tribune. He has three books in his credit, the latest being Education and Social Change (Radhakrishan, 2000).

Dhondup Tsering, an English graduate from Delhi University, is presently assistant editor of The Tibet Journal. Formerly a free-lance translator, he has translated several books and articles on Tibetan history, religion and culture.

Franz-Karl Ehrhard is Professor of Tibetan and Buddhist Studies at the University of Munich, Germany. His research work centres on religious and literary traditions in Tibet and the Himalayas. His latest publications include Early Buddhist Block Prints from Mang-yul Gung-thang, Lumbini International Research Institute 2000, and The Life and Travels ofLo-chen bSod-nams rgya-mtsho, Lumbini International Research Institute 2002.

Guntram Hazod is a social anthropologist who currently holds a research post at the University of Leipzig (Institute of Central Asian Studies)

Ildikó (Hilda) Ecsedy (1938-2004), a Ph.D. in Linguisitcs (1985), was a researcher on Ancient and Medieval Chinese History at the Department of East Asian Studies in the Institute of Oriental Studies, Eötvös Loränd University. A extremely gifted Sinologist and Orientalist, Ecsedy passed away in 2004.

Matthew Akester is an independent and itinerant researcher in Tibetan studies. He is trying to compile a modern commentary on Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo's Guide to the Holy Places of Central Tibet (dBus gtsang gnas yig)

Mona Schrempf is a researcher and part-time lecturer at the Central Asian Seminar, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. She has published several articles on ritual masked dances ('cham) and wrote her dissertation on religious and cultural revival among a Bonpo community in Amdo. Presently, she is working on recent historical and contemporary aspects of Tibetan medicine in Tibet.

Nupur Pathak, Ph.D. in Social Anthropology, Punjab University (PU), India is actively engaged in research on the problems of immigrant Tibetans in India. She has taught Anthropology as a part-time lecturer in PU since 1996. Her research works on Tibetan culture and medical system have been published in various academic journals.


Roberto Vitali is an independent researcher an ancient Tibetan history. He is the author of several books and articles.

Sandra Ober is an independent student of Tibetan medicine at Tibetan Medical and Astro Institute, Dharamsala, since 1997 and of Buddhist philosophy and Tibetan language at LTWA since 1996. Previously, she was engaged in social work and in assisting the medical practitioners in Austria.

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