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ILCAA Joint Research Project

Assessing Micro Level Linkages between Humans, Livestock, and the Environment in Amdo, Tibet: The Outgrowth of the Compilationof an Ethnographic Dictionary of Nomadic Vocabulary

Assessing Micro Level Linkages between Humans, Livestock, and the Environment in Amdo, Tibet: The Outgrowth of the Compilationof an Ethnographic Dictionary of Nomadic Vocabulary

Keywords

  • Tibetan nomadic herders
  • nomadic vocabulary
  • sedentarization policy

Areas

  • East Asia
  • Central Asia

Website

http://home.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/gyamtso/

About the Project

Project term: April, 2014–March, 2017

Nowadays, the nomadic pastoral lifestyle on the Tibetan High Plateau is facing the huge impact of “sedentarization” and “rationalization” by the national policy of the Chinese central government. In this joint research, we will approach the micro-life knowledge of the nomadic herders in the Amdo (Qinghai) Tibet region through nomadic vocabulary collection using multidisciplinary research, such as linguistics, anthropology, religious studies, ecology, and literature. By summarizing the results of our research into a compact dictionary, we will build a mutually complementary analysis about the macro level of grassland ecology and also make a contribution to local society in expectation of future restoration of pastoral life in this region and aim to contribute to the local community.

Izumi HOSHI, Project Coordinator (ILCAA)

Members

Coordinator

  • Izumi HOSHI (ILCAA)

Joint Researchers

  • Ju Gesang
  • Masahiro HIRATA
  • Nantaijia
  • Shiho EBIHARA
  • Shin’ichi TSUMAGARI
  • Yusuke BESSHO
  • Zhabu

Outputs

Meetings

The 6th meeting Report (Japanese)(95KB)

  • Date/Time: 26 March 2016 (Sat.) 13:00‐19:00, 27 March 2016 (Sun.) 9:00‐15:00
  • Venue: Room 302, ILCAA
  • 26 March
  • Shiho EBIHARA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, ILCAA Research Associate)
    “Loss of nomadic vocabularies 2”
    Shin’ichi TSUMAGARI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Tokyo University of Science)
    “The transition of religious ceremonies for domestic animals in Tibet 2”
    Takayoshi YAMAGUCHI (National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences)
    “Transition of pastoral skills: Comparison between before and after grassland privatization 2”
    Masahiro HIRATA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine)
    “Flexibility of milk processing system in Amdo Tibetan pastoralists in Qinghai, China 2”
    Izumi HOSHI (ILCAA)
    “Seeking for more healthy and delicious dairy products ? An invention by a Tibetan Nomad 2”
    Yusuke BESSHO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Hiroshima University)
    “Reformation of tsha ru: Traditional Tibetan Clothing and its Innovation in Contemporary Amdo”
  • 27 March
  • All members
    Research meeting “Discussion on compiling a Tibetan nomadic dictionary”

The 5th meeting Report (Japanese)(100KB)

  • Date/Time: 31 October 2015 (Sat.) 10:00-18:30, 1 November 2015 (Sun.) 9:00‐15:00
  • Venue: Room 405, ILCAA
  • 31 October
  • Shiho EBIHARA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, ILCAA Research Associate)
    “Loss of nomadic vocabularies”
    Shin’ichi TSUMAGARI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Tokyo University of Science)
    “The transition of religious ceremonies for domestic animals in Tibet”
    Takayoshi YAMAGUCHI (National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences)
    “Transition of pastoral skills -Comparison between before and after grassland privatization”
    Masahiro HIRATA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine)
    “Flexibility of milk processing system in Amdo Tibetan pastoralists in Qinghai, China”
    Izumi HOSHI (ILCAA)
    “Seeking for more healthy and delicious dairy products -An invention by a Tibetan Nomad”
    Yusuke BESSHO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Hiroshima University)
    (TBA)
    Jihei ABE (Joyuukai-Delgelhu Foundation (Incorporated non-profit organization)), Takeshi FURUHASHI (Joyuukai-Delgelhu Foundation (Incorporated non-profit organization))
    ”Innovation of Dairy Products in Qinghai”
  • 1 November
  • All members
    Research meeting “Disccussion on compiling a Tibetan nomadic dictionary”

The 4th meeting Report (Japanese)(93KB)

  • Date/Time: 6 June 2015 (Sat.) 10:00‐19:00, 7 June 2015 (Sun.) 10:00‐15:00
  • Venue: Room 302 (Small Conference Room), ILCAA
  • 6 June
  • All members
    Business meeting
    Shin’ichi TSUMAGARI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Tokyo University of Science)
    “The Tibetan ritual of freeing lives (tshe thar) as seen through the lens of religious studies”
    Yusuke BESSHO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Hiroshima University)
    “Framework proposal for the frist part of the Tibetan nomdadic dictionary”
    Takayoshi YAMAGUCHI (National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences)
    “Technical discussion on pastoralism and ecosystems”
    Shiho EBIHARA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, ILCAA Research Associate)
    “Discussion on the names of domestic animals”
    Yasushi OGAWA (Forest school of medical herbs)
    “Tibetan medicine and pastoralism”
  • 7 June
  • Masahiro HIRATA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine)
    “Discussion on the words of milk processing system”
    Ryunosuke OGAWA (Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine)
    “Report on the words of meat and bones”
    Izumi HOSHI (ILCAA)
    “Discussion on the words of the food, clothing, and shelter”
    Yusuke BESSHO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Hiroshima University) and Shin’ichi TSUMAGARI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Tokyo University of Science)
    “Discussion on the words of religious culture”
    All members
    Business meeting

The 3rd meeting Report (Japanese)(76KB)

  • Date/Time: 7 February 2015 (Sat.) 10:00‐19:00, 8 February 2015 (Sun.) 10:00‐12:00
  • Venue: Room 302 (Small Conference Room), ILCAA
  • 7 February
  • Shiho EBIHARA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, ILCAA Research Associate) and Izumi HOSHI (ILCAA)
    “Report on the words of the food, clothing, and shelter”
    Namthar Gyel (ILCAA Joint Researcher, University of Shiga Prefecture) and Ryunosuke OGAWA (Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine)
    “Report on the words of meat and bones”
    Yusuke BESSHO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Hiroshima University) and Shin’ichi TSUMAGARI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Tokyo University of Science)
    “Report on the religious words”
    All members
    “How to make movies for nomadic dictionary”
  • 8 February
  • All members
    “Compiling the materials of the Tibetan nomadic vocabulary” “Disccussion on illustrations for nomadic dictionary”

The 2nd meeting Report (Japanese)(80KB)

  • Date/Time: 11 October 2014 (Sat.) 10:00‐19:00, 12 October 2014 (Sun.) 9:00-19:00, 13 October 2014 (Mon.) 9:00-15:00
  • Venue: Room 302 (Small Conference Room), ILCAA
  • 11 October
  • All members
    “Discussion on the fieldwork carried out in August 2014”
    Shiho EBIHARA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, ILCAA Research Associate)
    “Report on the names of the domestic animals”
    Namthar Gyel (ILCAA Joint Researcher, University of Shiga Prefecture)
    “Report on the words of meat and bones”
    Izumi HOSHI (ILCAA)
    “Explanation of the pilot version of the co-authoring database”
    All members
    “Trial of the database and identification of the photos”
  • 12 October
  • Izumi HOSHI (ILCAA)
    “Report on the words of housing culture”
    Shin’ichi TSUMAGARI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Tokyo University of Science)
    “Report on the religious words”
    All members
    “Trial of the database and identification of the photos”
    All members
    “Discussion on application for Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research (B)”
  • 13 October
  • Yusuke BESSHO (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Hiroshima University)
    “Report on the words of domestic animal dung”/dd>
    All members
    “Trial of the database and identification of the photos”
    All members
    “Discussion on the next research meeting”

The 1st meeting Report (Japanese)(76KB)

  • Date/Time: 10 May 2014 (Sat.) 13:00‐19:00, 11 May 2014 (Sun.) 10:00-15:30
  • Venue: Room 302 (Small Conference Room), ILCAA
  • 10 May
  • Izumi HOSHI (ILCAA) and Yusuke BESSHO(ILCAA Joint Researcher, Hiroshima University)
    “The aim of our project”
    Masahiro HIRATA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine)
    “Milk cultures of various parts of Eurasia and characteristics of the milk culture of Tibet”
    Masahiro HIRATA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine) and Ryunosuke OGAWA (Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine)
    “Word list for studying Tibetan milk culture”
    All members
    “Discussion on the word list for studying Tibetan nomadic culture”
  • 11 May
  • All members
    “Discussion on the word list for studying Tibetan nomadic culture”
    “Discussion on the next research meeting and field trip”

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