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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Institute of Asian and African Studies

The Mapping Amdo edition

The edition Mapping Amdo serves as the written platform of the ARN. It provides space for publication of papers from various disciplines concerning the Amdo region. The aim of the Mapping Amdo series is to contribute to the creation of a comprehensive picture of Amdo and to serve not only the academic, but as well the broader public, facilitating a deeper understanding of this multicultural and multiethnic region.


1. volume

Mapping Amdo: Dynamics of Change

2017. Ptackova & Zenz (eds.). Prague: Oriental Institute. ISBN: 978-80-85425-66-6.


The first volume, subtitled "Dynamics of Change,” follows the first ARN workshop held at the Humboldt University of Berlin in December 2014. Based on recent ethnographic fieldwork and other new data sources, the contributors of this unique volume touch on a wide range of both contemporary and historical topics, ranging from socio-economic transformations and dynamics of ethnicity and relatedness to religious and ecological dimensions.


cover and content

The Mapping Amdo: Dynamics of Change is available here, or at the email: aror@orient.cas.cz.

Price: 350 CZK/14 EUR



2. volume

Mapping Amdo: Dynamics of Power

Wallenboeck, Horlemann & Ptackova (eds.)


The publication of the proceedings of the second ARN workshop organised by the Oriental Institute AVČR and Charles University in Prague in January 2017 is in process. The publication is expected to be printed due 2018/2019.