Session 24: Contemporary Amdo and Kham


FRIDAY 24 JUNE (Auditorium D)

Chair: Tiina Hyytiainen

13.45-14,15: Xénia de Heering: Notes on the local Tibetan literary market in late 2000s Amdo.

14.15-14.45: Nyingbo-Gyal: Hail protection, territorial deities, and the religious authority of tantric practitioners in Reb gong, A mdo.

14.45-15.15: Tiina Hyytiainen: Financial gain and religious practice among Rebgong Ngakmas.

15.15-15.45: Tea and coffee break.

15.45-16.15: Nicolas Sihlé: The local/regional emergence of an almost new category of Tibetan Buddhist religious actors: female non-monastic tantric practitioners (ngakma) in Repkong.

16.15-16.45: Awang Jigmed: The role of Tibetan sacred natural sites in biodiversity conservation: understanding Tibetan attitudes towards sacred natural sites in the Gador Jowo sacred mountains in the Sanjiangyuan nature reserve.

16.45-17.15: Ute Wallenböck: Narration, memory, identity: the Sog po A rig.