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

List of publications Prof. Dr. Toni Huber



2020: Source of Life. Revitalisation Rites and Bon Shamans in Bhutan and the Eastern Himalayas, 2 volumes. Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences (DPH Band 518, Veröffentlichungen zur Sozialanthropologie Band 24) 640 pp. + 499 pp. ISBN 978-3-7001-8269-6

2012: (Hg. mit Stuart Blackburn) Origins and Migrations in the Extended Eastern Himalaya (Leiden, Brill Academic Publishers), 375 pp. ISBN 978 90 04 22691 3

2008: The Holy Land Reborn: Pilgrimage and the Tibetan Reinvention of Buddhist India (Chicago, The University of Chicago Press), 500 pp. ISBN-10: 0 226 35648 5; ISBN-13: 978 0 226 35648 8

2008: (Hg. mit Fernanda Pirie) Conflict and Social Order in Tibet and Inner Asia (Leiden, Brill Academic Publishers), 210 pp. ISBN 978 90 04 15817 7

2007: (Hg. mit Rinzin Thargyal) Nomads of Eastern Tibet: Social Organization and Economy of a Pastoral Estate in the Kingdom of Dege (Leiden, Brill Academic Publishers), xii, 222 pp. ISBN 978 90 04 15813 9

2002: (Hg.) Amdo Tibetans in Transition: Society and Culture During the Post-Mao Era (Leiden, Brill Academic Publishers), xxiii, 313 pp. ISBN 90 04 12596 5

2000: The Guide To India. A Tibetan Account by Amdo Gendun Chöphel (1903-1951) (Dharamsala, Library of Tibetan Works and Archives), xi, 162 pp. ISBN 81 86470 255

1999: The Cult of Pure Crystal Mountain. Popular Pilgrimage & Visionary Landscape in Southeast Tibet (New York & Oxford, Oxford University Press), xvi, 297 pp. ISBN 0 19 512007 8

1999: (Hg.) Sacred Spaces and Powerful Places in Tibetan Culture: A Collection of Essays (Dharamsala, Library of Tibetan Works and Archives), xi, 403 pp. ISBN 81 86470 22 0



Essays, individual chapters and book reviews:

Forthcoming: “Dzaekha Game Drives for Antelope Hunting on the North-western Tibetan Plateau”, In: A. Betts and P van Pelt (eds.), The Gazelle's Dream. Game Drives of the Old and New Worlds. Sydney:University of Sydney Press, 16pp.

2019: "Dismemberment and Sharing of Game Meat by Pastoralist Hunters on the Tibetan Plateau"Études mongoles, sibériennes, centrasiatiques et tibétaines, 50, 24pp. DOI : 10.4000/emscat.3969

2018: "From Death to New Life: An 11th-12th-century cycle of existence from southernmost Tibet – Analysis of Rnel dri ’dul ba, Ste’u and Sha slungs rites, with notes on manuscript provenance", In G. Hazod and Shen Weirong (eds.), Tibetan Genealogies: Studies in Memoriam of Guge Tsering Gyalpo (1961-2015). Beijing: China Tibetology Publishing House, pp. 251-349.

2018: “Legless and eyeless [and tongueless] in search of incense. Oral and written versions of a Bon sPos rabs from northeastern Bhutan”, in M. Gaenszle (ed.). Ritual Speech in the Himalayas. Oral texts and their contexts. Cambridge, MA: Department of South Asian Studies, Harvard University (Harvard Oriental Series, 93). pp. 185-211.

2015: “Hunting for the cure: a Bon healing narrative from eastern Bhutan”, in C. Ramble and U. Rösler (eds.). Tibetan and Himalayan Healing: an Anthology for Anthony Aris. Kathmandu: Vajra Books, pp. 371–382.

2015: “Descent, tutelaries and ancestors. Transmission among autonomous, bon ritual specialists in eastern Bhutan and the Mon-yul Corridor”, in H. Havnevik and C. Ramble (eds.). From Bhakti to Bon. Festschrift for Per Kværne. Oslo: Novus Press (The Institute for Comparative Research in Human Culture, Serie B, Skrifter CLV), pp.271-289.

2015: “Naked, Mute and Well Hung: A Brief Ethnographic Comparison of Kengpa and Related Ritual Performers in the Eastern Himalayas and Beyond”, in O. Czaja and G. Hazod (eds.), The Illuminating Mirror. Tibetan Studies in Honour of Per K. Sørensen on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday. Wiesbaden: Verlag Dr. Ludwig Reichert, pp.219–242 (text), 592–595 (plates).

2015: “An obscure word for ‘ancestral deity’ in some East Bodish and neighbouring Himalayan languages and Qiang: Ethnographic records towards a hypothesis”, in M.W. Post, S. Morey and S. DeLancey (eds.), Language and Culture in Northeast India and Beyond: In Honor of Robbins Burling. Canberra: Asia-Pacific Linguistics (Asia-Pacific Linguistics, A-PL 23), pp.162-181.

2013: “The Iconography of gShen Priests in the Ethnographic Context of the Extended Eastern Himalayas, and Reflections on the Development of Bon Religion”, in F.-K. Ehrhard and P. Maurer (eds.), Nepalica-Tibetica. Festgabe for Christoph Cüppers, Band 1. Andiast: International Institute for Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, pp.263-294.

2012: "The Changing Role of Hunting and Wildlife in Pastoral Communities of Northern Tibet", In: Hermann Kreutzmann (Hg.), Pastoral Practices in High Asia. Dordrecht/New York: Springer, 23pp.

2012: (mit Stuart Blackburn). "Introduction", In: Toni Huber and Stuart Blackburn (Hgs.), Origins and Migrations in the Extended Eastern Himalaya. Leiden: Brill, pp.1-10.

2012: "Micro-Migrations of Hill Peoples in Northern Arunachal Pradesh: Rethinking Methodologies and Claims of Origins in Tibet", In: Toni Huber and Stuart Blackburn (Hgs.), Origins and Migrations in the Extended Eastern Himalaya. Leiden: Brill, pp.83-106.

2011: "Blutrache", In: H. Zappe (Hg.), Von der Lust am Unbekannten. Humboldts Erben auf Forschungsreisen. Berlin: Panama Verlag, pp. 86-93.

2011: "Pushing South: Tibetan Economic and Political Activities in the Far Eastern Himalaya, ca. 1900-1950", In A. McKay and A. Balicki-Denjongpa (Hgs.), Buddhist Himalaya: Studies in Religion, History and Culture. Proceedings of the Golden Jubilee Conference of the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, 2008, vol.1. Gangtok: Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, pp. 259-76.

2010: "Relating to Tibet: Narratives of Origin and Migration among Highlanders of the Far Eastern Himalaya", In: S. Arslan and P. Schwieger (Hgs.), Tibetan Studies: An Anthology. PIATS 2006: Tibetan Studies: Proceedings of the Eleventh Seminar of the International Association of Tibetan Studies, Königswinter 2006. Andiast: International Institute for Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, pp. 297-335.

2010: "Pilgrimage in Tibet", In: V. Raguin, D. Bangdel and F.E. Peters (Hgs.), Pilgrimage and Faith. Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam. Chicago: Serindia, pp. 94-107.

2009: "Review of Matthew T. Kapstein. The Tibetans. Oxford: Blackwell, 2006", The Journal of Asian Studies, 68:3, pp. 970-972

2007: "Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore: A Response to Martin A. Mills", The Tibet Journal, 32:1, pp. 73-78

2007: (mit Tina Niermann). "Tibetan Studies at the Berlin University: A Brief Institutional History", In: P. Maurer & P. Schwieger (Hg.) Tibetstudien. Festschrift für Dieter Schuh zum 65. Geburtstag. Bonn: Bier'sche Verlagsanstalt, pp. 95-122

2007: "The Anthropology of Tibet and the First Tibetan Anthropologists", In: Nomads of Eastern Tibet: Social Organization and Economy of a Pastoral Estate in the Kingdom of Dege (Leiden, Brill Academic Publishers), pp. 1-15

2006: "Review of On the Margins of Tibet; Cultural Survival on the Sino-Tibetan Frontier, Ashild Kolas and Monika Thowsen, Inner Asia, 8, pp.297-299

2006: "The sKor-lam and the Long March: Notes on the Transformation of Tibetan Ritual Territory in Southern A mdo in the Context of Chinese Developments", Journal of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, 2, August, pp. 1-42

2006: "A Critical Edition of the Guidebook to Lapchi ( La phyi gnas yig)." Journal of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, 2, August, pp. 1-38

2006: "Pilgerreisen in Tibet", In: Tibet - Klöster öffnen ihre Schatzkammern. Essen: Kulturstiftung Ruhr/München: Hirmer Verlag, pp. 41-47

2005: "Gewalt in tibetisch-buddhistischen Gesellschaften", Mitteilungen des Museums für Völkerkunde Hamburg, Neue Folge 36, pp. 429-461

2005: "Antelope Hunting in Northern Tibet: Cultural Adaptations to Wildlife Behaviour", In: A. Boesi & F. Cardi (Hg.) Wildlife and Plants in Traditional and Modern Tibet: Conceptions, Exploitation, and Conversation. Memorie della Societa italiana di Scienze Naturali e del Museo Civico di Storia naturale di Milano, 33, pp. 5-17

2004: "Territorial Control by "Sealing" (rgya sdom-pa): A Religio-Political Practice in Tibet", Zentralasiatische Studien, 33, pp. 127-152

2004: "The Chase and the Dharma: The Legal Protection of Wild Animals in Pre-modern Tibet", In: Wild Animals in Asia, (London, RoutledgeCurzon), pp.36-55

2003: "Where Exactly Are Caritra, Devikota and Himavat? A Sacred Geography Controversy and the Development of Tantric Buddhist Pilgrimage Sites in Tibet", In: A. McKay (Hg.),The History of Tibet. Volume II The Medieval period: c.850-1895. The Development of Buddhist Paramountcy, (London, RoutledgeCurzon), pp. 392-424, Reprint.

2003: "Review Article: A Skeptical Note on the Newly Discovered Writings of A mdo dGe 'dun chos 'phel", The Tibet Journal, 28:4, pp. 95-100

2002: "Introduction: A mdo and its Modern Transition", In: T. Huber (Hg.), Amdo Tibetans in Transition: Society and Culture During the Post-Mao Era (Leiden, Brill Academic Publishers), pp. xi-xxiii

2002: "Ritual Revival and Innovation at Bird Cemetery Mountain", In: T. Huber (Hg.), Amdo Tibetans in Transition: Society and Culture During the Post-Mao Era (Leiden, Brill Academic Publishers), pp. 113-145

2002: "Review of Pelerins, Lamas et Visionnaires. Sources Orales et Ecrites sur les Pelerinages Tibetains, Katia Buffetrille", IIAS Newsletter, 27, pp. 40

2001: "Shangri-la in Exile: Representations of Tibetan Identity and Transnational Culture", In: T. Dodin and H. Räther (Hg.), Imagining Tibet: Perceptions, Projections, and Fantasies (Wisdom Publications, Boston), pp. 357-371, Translation.

2001: "Review of Buddhism in Contemporary Tibet: Religious Revival and Cultural Identity, edited by Melvyn C. Goldstein and Matthew T. Kapstein", Anthropological Forum, 12:1, pp. 101-103

2001: "Review of dBa' bzhed. The Royal narrative concerning the bringing of the Buddha's Doctrine to Tibet, Pasang Wangdu and Hildegard Diemberger", Acta Orientalia, 62, pp. 280-286

2000: "Review of Tibetische Handschriften und Blockdrucke, Teil 12 (Die mTshur-phu Ausgabe der Sammlung Rin-chen gter-mdzod chen-mo, nach dem Exemplar der Orientabteilung, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin- Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Hs or 778, Volumes 34 to 40), Peter Schwieger", The Tibet Journal, 25:4, pp. 94-97

2000: "Constructions of Space and Place in Tibetan and Himalayan Societies", Asia Quarterly, 8, pp. 13-14

1999: "Putting the gnas back into gnas-skor: Rethinking Tibetan Buddhist pilgrimage practice", In: T. Huber (Hg.), Sacred Spaces and Powerful places in Tibetan Culture: A collection of Essays (Dharamsala, Library of Tibetan Works and Archives), pp. 77-104

1999: (with Tsepak Rigzin), "A Tibetan Guide for Pilgrimage to Ti-se (Mount Kailash) and mTsho Ma-pham (Lake Manasarovar)", In: T. Huber (Hg.), Sacred Spaces and Powerful Places in Tibetan Culture: A Collection of Essays (Dharamsala, Library of Tibetan Works and Archives), pp. 125-153

1999: "Review of Melvyn Goldstein, The Snow Lion and the Dragon: Tibet, China and the Dalai Lama", Journal of Buddhist Ethnics, 6, pp. 110-113

1999: "Review of A. MacKay, (Hg.), Pilgrimage in Tibet", The Tibet Journal, 24:2, pp. 68-71

1998: "History of a Tibetan Bon-po Monastery: The Bya-dur dGa'-mal Tradition of A-mdo Shar-khog", Acta Orientalia, 59, pp. 179-227

1998: "Review Article: Foreigner at the Judge's Feet" The Tibet Journal, 23:3, pp. 78-92

1998: "Response to Dr. Martin A. Mills Comments", (Huber T. and P. Pedersen), Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, new series 4, pp. 784-786

1998: "Review of Schuyler Jones, Tibetan Nomads: Environment, Pastoral Economy, and Material Culture", Folk: Journal of the Danish Ethnographic Society, 40, pp. 199-201

1998: "Review of P. Richardus, Tibetan Lives. Three Himalayan Autobiographies", Journal of Buddhist Ethics, 5, pp. 453-457

1998: "Review of F. Korom, Constructing Tibetan Culture. Contemporary Perspectives", Journal of Buddhist Ethics, 5, pp. 78-85

1998: "Review of Summer Carnahon and Lama Kunga Rinpoche, In the Presence of my Enemies. Memoires of Tibetan Nobleman Tsipon Shuguba", Journal of Buddhist Ethics, 5, pp. 453-457

1997: (with Poul Pedersen), "Meteorological Knowledge and Environmental Ideas in Traditional and Modern Societies: The Case of Tibet", Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, new series 3, 3, pp. 577-598

1997: "Frühe Drikungpa Yogins am Heiligen Berg Tsari", Vajra Klänge, 3, pp. 26-31

1997: "Ritual and Politics in the Eastern Himalaya: The Staging of Processions at Tsa-ri", in S. Karmay and Ph. Sagant (Hg.), Les habitats du Toit du monde (Nanterre, Société d'ethnologie), pp. 221-260

1997: "Colonial Archaeology, International Missionary Buddhism and the First Example of Modern Tibetan Literature", in P. Kieffer-Pülz and J.-U. Hartmann (Hg.), Bauddhavidyasudhakara: Studies in Honour of Heinz Bechert on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday (Swisttal-Odendorf, Indica et Tibetica Verlag), pp. 297-318

1997: "A Guide to the La-phyi Mandala: History, Landscape and Ritual in South-Western Tibet", In: A.W. Macdonald (Hg.), Mandala and Landscapes (New Delhi, D.K. Printworld), pp. 233-286

1997: "Shangri-La im Exile: Darstellungen tibetischer Identität und transnationale Kultur", In: T. Dodin and H. Räther (Hg.), Mythos Tibet. Wahrnehmungen, Projektionen, Phantasien (Köln, DuMont), pp. 300-312

1997: "Green Tibetans: A Brief Social History", In: F. J. Korom (Hg.), Tibetan Culture in the Diaspora (Wien, Verlag der österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften), pp. 103-119

1997: "Guidebook to Lapchi", In: D. Lopez (Hg.), Religions of Tibet in Practice (Princeton, Princeton University Press), pp. 120-134

1997: "Review Article: Art of Rock Paintings, Administration Comission of Cultural Relics of the Tibetan Autonomous Region", The Tibet Journal, 22:1, pp. 83-86

1997: "Film Review of Die Salzmänner von Tibet", Director: Ulrike Koch, The Tibet Journal, 22:4, pp.115-117.

1996: "Buddhism: Overcoming Degradation?", In: J. Veitch (Hg.), Can Humanity Survive? The World's Religions and the Environment (Auckland, Awareness Book Company), pp. 21-39

1996: "Review Article: Literal or Literary? Reflections on New Translations of History's Mirror (Per K. Soerensen's Tibetan Buddhist Historiography and McComas Taylor and Lama Choedak Yuthok's The Clear Mirror), The Tibet Journal, 21:4, pp. 58-67.

1995: " Review of Ceremonies of the Lhasa Year, Hugh Richardson", The Tibet Journal, 20:1, pp. 125-128.

1994: "When What You See is Not What You Get: Remarks on the Traditional Tibetan Presentation of Sacred Geography", In: G. Samuel, H. Gregor and E. Stutchbury (Hg.), Tantra and Popular Religion in Tibet (New Delhi, Aditya Prakashan), pp. 39-52

1994: "Why Can't Women Climb Pure Crystal Mountain? Remarks on Gender, Ritual and Space in Tibet", In: P. Kvaerne (Hg.), Tibetan Studies (Oslo, Institute for Comparative Research in Human Culture), pp. 350-371

1992: "A Tibetan Map of lHo-kha in the South-Eastern Himalayan Borderlands of Tibet", Imago Mundi. The Journal of the International Society for the History of Cartography, 44, pp. 9-23

1992: "Some 11th- Century Indian Buddhist Clay Tablets (tsha-tsha) from Central Tibet", In: Ihara Shoren and Yamaguchi Zuiho (Hg.), Tibetan Studies (Narita, Naritasan Shinshoji), pp. 493-496

1991: "Traditional Environmental Protectionism in Tibet Reconsidered", The Tibet Journal, 16,3, pp. 63-77

1990: "Drikung Kyabgon Rinpoche Chökyi Lodrö (eine kurze Biographie)" Vajra-Klänge, 1, p. 12