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Tibetan building

Image depicts a large Tibetan building, possibly a temple or a monastery. Traditional Tibetan architectural features visible here include a structure with multiple windows to let in sunlight and a flat roof to preserve heat. These dwellings are often constructed with a combination of wood, rocks, cement, and earth. Several figures are seated in front of this dwelling near a row of drums.

Traditional Tibetian dancing

Image depicts several individuals dressed in regalia and performing what may be the Black Hat Dance. This dance is taking place in front of the building depicted in images a033048-a033049 and a033054-a033060.

Gyantse Jong

Item is a negative showing Gyanste Jong from a distance. Gyantse is also visible at the bottom lefthand side of the image.

Gyantse Jong

Item is a negative showing Gyanste Jong located at the top of a spur from a distance. There are several buildings at the bottom of the spur.

Gyantse Jong

Item is a negative showing a Gyantse Fort, located on the top of a rocky spur. There are smaller buildings at the bottom of the spur.

Gyantse

Item is a negative showing a head on look of the small village of Gyantse. There is a road in the forefront of the image where three 90th Punjabi soldiers walk ahead of a Tibetan solider on the right bank of the road. There are mountains in the background.

Gyantse

Item is a negative showing several buildings in the village of Gyantse.

Main temple

Item is a negative showing the an entrance way to the main temple in Gyantse.

People at Gyantse

Item is a negative showing a group of people standing in front of several buildings with windows. Gyantse city walls are visible in the background.

Hakka Mountain songs and laments collection

  • 137
  • Collection
  • 1976 - [200-]

Collection consists of six compact discs with recordings of Hakka Mountain songs and laments, sung by Mrs. Yau Chan Shek-ying in 1976, along with accompanying documentation. Documentation includes lists of recordings with song descriptions, song translations/transcriptions, a photograph and bio of the singer, and articles collected by Elizabeth Lominska Johnson. The songs were sung in an older dialect of Hakka. Song types include marriage laments, mountain songs, and funeral laments.

Hakka mountain, or Hakka hill songs, are rural songs sung in the Hakka language by the Hakka people of Southern China. The songs vary in theme/subject, and exist as a kind of oral literature and/or communication at a distance.

Elizabeth Lominska Johnson

Young person in chuba

Image depicts a young person seated in front of a building and wearing a chuba, a loose fitting robe.

Beatrice Pilon

Tibetian dancing, side view

Image depicts several individuals dressed in regalia dancing what may be the Black Hat dance. Also visible on the left side of the print are several seated men wearing what may be Buddhist monk's robes. This dance is taking place outside a large building that may be a monastery or temple.

Military Period

This file contains correspondence between Eric Parker and Charles Bell, the 13th Dalai Lama, and his wife Minnie Parker.

ref # 4-1-1

Gyantse

Item is a negative showing a head on look of the small village of Gyantse. There is a road in the forefront of the image where three 90th Punjabi soldiers walk ahead of a Tibetan solider on the right bank of the road. There are mountains in the background.

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