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Tibetan Weddings in Ne'u Na Village (Paperback)

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This second work in the ethnographic preservation of the traditions of Tibet follows the publication in 2008 of Life and Marriage in Skya rgya, a Tibetan Village. The book has three distinct sections: a brief historical introduction to Neu na Village, a detailed, sequenced description of a generalized Neu na wedding accompanied by related songs and speeches, and three interlinked case studies breathing life into and bringing specificity to the description. As background information, the author discusses the ethnic composition of the village, which in addition to Amdo Tibetans comprises both Han Chinese and Hui Muslim families. Through Tshe dbang rdo rjes minute observation, description of pre-marriage deals and the actual wedding ceremony, readers can almost see it happening before their very eyes. Also, the detailed description of the actual wedding party as well as the careful rendering of each song, opens a door to the marriage ceremony. Song texts are given in free English translation, in oral Tibetan, literary Tibetan, IPA and as word by word renditions in English. The third section contains the case studies. While the matchmaker in chapter three is a busy, anonymous figure shuttling messages and gifts between the prospective groom and brides families, the results of Bka dbang sgrol mas visit in chapter six to her younger sister sets off a chain of events that forever influence fundamental aspects of the familys life. The result is a multidisciplinary documentation of the wedding practices in the Amdo Tibetan village of Neu na, located in the present-day Qinghai (Mtsho sngon) Province, on the historical frontier between China and Tibet. *Author: Rdo Rje, Tshe Dbang/ Stuart, Kevin *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 214 *Publication Date: 2010/03/05 *Language: English *Dimensions: 7.51 x 9.25 x 0.45 inches


Publisher YBK Publishers
Mfg Part# 9780982401200
SKU 214987416
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0982401205
Release Date 3/23/2010
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0214
Publisher YBK Publishers
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