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Geoff Childs’s Tibetan Diary (2004) is an attempt to demystify the popular notion of the West that renders every Buddhist practicing Tibetan community in the world as ‘timeless,’ thereby resulting in its romanticization. Childs conducted his fieldwork in Sama, an ethnically Tibetan village in the Nubri valley in Nepal and concluded that Nubri is not as “exotic” as generally believed but instead, it is on the verge of “social, cultural, and economic transformations” (Childs, 2004, p. 25). His met...
A thorough ethnology discussing the comparisons between the people of Nubri and those from America, including disparities between what we imagine them to be like and how they really are.
A book mainly for scholars or those with serious interest in Tibetan culture and Buddhism