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For example, the Henan Hotel, built in 2002, was the first 'yurt building' in Henan. The term 'Mongolesque' is employed in a way similar to 'Arabesque', which designates features in both music and architecture that were intended to evoke, rather than represent, Arabic, and more broadly Oriental culture. 30 39 Asian Highlands Perspectives Figure 29. 31 In 2009, the stage for the triennial Nadam Festival was built in the shape of a half-yurt. Family homes, many of them in the resettlement projects, now have yurt-inspired features, such as domed roofs and curved bay windows.

The term is also used to describe a sheep that is all white except for a face of the colors just described. The same notion applies to a marmot's face. 56 Asian Highlands Perspectives Many years ago, when people were walking to Lha sa from A mdo, Lha sa people asked A mdo people if it was true that people ate marmots in A mdo. If the A mdo people said yes, the Lha sa people were shocked and immediately prayed to Buddha, hoping that they wouldn't be reborn in such a place. Grandmother also told me the following about one of her relatives who is about her age: In that difficult time, he was very good at catching marmots.

2007. A Brief Introduction to Ngag dbang dar rgyas and the Origin of Rnying ma Order in Henan County (Sogpo), the Mongolian Region of Amdo in Uradyn E Bulag and Hildegard Diemberger (eds) The Mongolia-Tibet Interface: Opening New Research Terrains in Inner Asia. Leiden: Brill, 239-256. Miyawaki, Junko. 1990. On the Oyirad Khanship. Aspects of Altaic Civilization, Volume III. Bloomington: Indiana University Uralic and Altatic Series, Vol 145, 142-153. Nietupski, Paul Kocot. 2011. Labrang Monastery: A Tibetan Buddhist Community on the Inner Asian Borderlands, 17091958.

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