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Volume Editors: John Ardussi and Françoise Pommaret
This illustrated volume presents a wide variety of themes from the historical and modern periods of Bhutan, illustrating change and adaptation to new realities. Topics covered include the exploration of early history, Buddhism and the lives of Bhutanese Buddhist saints, the changing role of local, non-Buddhist religious practitioners in today’s society, traditional law and the emergence of a modern legal system, and the seasonal celebrations of an aristocratic family from central Bhutan. The book will be of special interest to students of early Tibetan history, legal history, comparative sociology and cultural anthropology of the Himalayan regions.
Author: Sergei Panarin

Inner Asia 1 (1999): 107–110 Reprinted 2008 © Global Oriental Ltd The Buryat Village of Tory in the 1990s: Social and Cultural Re-adaptation in a Small Village Community 1 SERGEI PANARIN Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia ABSTRACT This paper considers

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Art in the Pre-Kuṣāṇa World
South Asian religious art became codified during the Kuṣāṇa Period (ca. beginning of the 2nd to the mid 3rd century). Yet, to date, neither the chronology nor nature of Kuṣāṇa Art, marked by great diversity, is well understood. The Kuṣāṇa Empire was huge, stretching from Uzbekistan through northern India, and its multicultural artistic expressions became the fountainhead for much of South Asian Art. The premise of this book is that Kuṣāṇa Art achieves greater clarity through analyses of the arts and cultures of the Pre- Kuṣāṇa World, those lands becoming the Empire. Fourteen papers in this book by leading experts on regional topography and connective pathways; interregional, multicultural comparisons; art historical, archaeological, epigraphic, numismatic and textual studies represent the first coordinated effort having this focus.

The Adaptation of Young Rural Buryats to Ulan-Ude’s Urban and Educational Space 1 ANNA YUR’EVNA BUYANOVA Institute of Ethnography and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Science ABSTRACT This article explores the repercussions of the demographic changes currently taking place in

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Faunal and Environmental Change Surrounding the Disappearance of a Miocene Hominoid in the Siwaliks of Pakistan
Author: Sherry Nelson
Sherry V. Nelson examines the adaptations and extinction of Sivapithecus, a Miocene hominoid, in the Siwaliks of Pakistan. Three different studies involving dental microwear and stable isotopic analyses are interwoven to provide reconstructions of the preferred landscape, climate, and diet of Sivapithecus as well as changes in the environment that led to its extinction. This book presents new techniques that allow for a more detailed analysis of faunal and environmental change than ever before documented for an ape clade throughout its radiation and demise.
Volume Editor: Marlène Laruelle
Since the start of the 1990s, Central Asia has been the main purveyor of migrants in the post-Soviet space. These massive migrations due to social upheavals over the last twenty years impact issues of governance; patterns of social adaptation; individual and collective identities; and gender relations in Central Asia. This volume raises the importance of internal migrations, those at a regional, intra-Central Asian, level, labor migrations to Russia, and carries us as far away to the Uzbek migrants based in Istanbul, New York, or Seoul, as well as to the young women of Tashkent who head to Germany or France, and to the Germans, Greeks, and Jews of Central Asia who have returned to their “ethnic homelands”.
Contributors include Aida Aaly Alimbaeva, Stéphanie Belouin, Adeline Braux, Asel Dolotkeldieva, Olivier Ferrando, Sophie Hohmann, Nafisa Khusenova, Erica Marat, Sophie Massot, Saodat Olimova, Sébastien Peyrouse, Luisa Piart, Madeleine Reeves, Elena Sadovskaya.
Author: Xiaolin Guo

, the ‘embrace’ of socialism by the ethnic cadres may indeed be seen as an adaptation through which they justify their relationship with the state. The magic of socialism is, therefore, not the ideology itself, but the policy implementation in its name. In a multiethnic region like southwest China

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Motivations in a Rural Community of Buryatia 95 Meshcheryakov, Aleksandr ‘You see that cow? That’s a television…’ Village Survival and the Information Environment 87 Okada, Kochi Social Changes in Kyrghyz Mortuary Practice 245 Panarin, Sergei The Buryat Village of Tory in the 1990s: Social and Cultural Re-adaptation

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Author: Eleanor Peers

E LEANOR P EERS 65 Youth and ‘The Movement’ – Social Life in a Rural District of Buryatia A NATOLIY B RESLAVSKY 83 The Adaptation of Young Rrural Buryats to Ulan-Ude’s Urban and Educational Space A NNA B UYANOVA 97 ‘With Poem-Bullets Around Our Waist’: A Translation of Choinom’s Poem ‘Buriad’ With

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autonomous districts are losing control of their own economies, a process reflected in the strong pressures curtailing continued minority language education. Even so, the continued importance of minorities cadres, and their complex adaptations to mediating between their minority ‘con- stituencies’ and the

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