Publications

Publications

Monographs

in preparation: Politics of Compassion: Tibetan Medicine and Nationalism in Exile.

2004: Tibetan Medicine among the Buddhist Dards of Ladakh. Vienna: Wiener Studien zur Tibetologie und Buddhismuskunde, Heft 57, 183 pages

Edited Volumes

forthcoming: Pordié, L. & S. Kloos (eds.) Healing at the Periphery: Ethnographies of Tibetan Medicine in India. Durham: Duke University Press

PhD Dissertation (unpublished)

2010: Tibetan Medicine in Exile: the ethics, politics and science of cultural survival. Universities of California, San Francisco & Berkeley

Journal Articles & Book Chapters

in press 2017. The Pharmaceutical Assemblage: Rethinking Sowa Rigpa and the Herbal Pharmaceutical Industry in Asia. Current Anthropology 58(5)

forthcoming. Humanitarianism from Below. Sowa Rigpa, the Traditional Pharmaceutical Industry, and Global Health. In: Jean-Paul Gaudillière (ed.) From International Public Health to Global Health. Durham & London: Duke University Press [under review]

forthcoming: (with Laurent Pordié) Introduction: The Indian Face of Sowa Rigpa. in: Pordié, L. & S. Kloos (eds.) Healing at the Periphery: Ethnographies of Tibetan Medicine in India. Durham: Duke University Press

forthcoming: Good Medicines, Bad Hearts: The Social Role of the Amchi in a Buddhist Dard Community. in: Pordié, L. & S. Kloos (eds.) Healing at the Periphery: Ethnographies of Tibetan Medicine in India. Durham: Duke University Press

2017. The Politics of Preservation and Loss: Tibetan Medical Knowledge in Exile. East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal (EASTS) 11(2): 135-159

2016: The Recognition of Sowa Rigpa in India: How Tibetan Medicine Became an Indian Medical System. Medicine, Anthropology, Theory 3(2): 19-49

2015: (Im-)Potent Knowledges: Preserving “traditional” Tibetan medicine through modern science. in: Beer, A. & G. Mackenthun (eds.) Fugitive Knowledges: The Preservation and Loss of Knowledge in Cultural Contact Zones. Münster & New York: Waxmann, pp. 123-142

2015: Einleitung: Die Übersetzung und Entwicklung der Tibetischen Medizin im Exil. in: Ploberger, F. (ed.) Das Letzte Tantra, aus “Die vier Tantra der Tibetischen Medizin”. Schiedlberg: Bacopa, pp. 19-27

2015: Introduction: The Translation and Development of Tibetan Medicine in Exile. in: Ploberger, F. (ed.) Das Letzte Tantra, aus “Die vier Tantra der Tibetischen Medizin”. Schiedlberg: Bacopa, pp. 28-35

2013: How Tibetan Medicine Became a ‘Medical System’. East Asian Science, Technology and Society – EASTS 7(3): 381-395

2012: Die Alchemie exil-tibetischer Identität: Anmerkungen zur pharmazeutischen und politischen Wirksamkeit tibetischer Pillen. Curare 35(3): 197-207

2012: Legends from Dha-Hanu: Oral Histories of the Buddhist Dards in Ladakh. Ladakh Studies Journal 28: 17-26

2011: Navigating “Modern Science” and “Traditional Culture”: The Dharamsala Men-Tsee-Khang in India. in: Adams, V., Schrempf, M., & S. Craig (eds.) Medicine between Science and Religion: Explorations on Tibetan Grounds. Oxford & New York: Berghahn Books, pp. 83-105

2008: The History and Development of Tibetan Medicine in Exile. Tibet Journal 33(3): 15-49

2006: Amchi Medizin zwischen Rand und Mitte. in: Gingrich, A. & G. Hazod (eds.) Der Rand und die Mitte. Beiträge zur Sozialanthropologie und Kulturgeschichte Tibets und des Himalaya. Wien: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, pp. 55-77

2006: (with Gürtler, L. & M. Kaufmann): Freiheit von sich selbst erlangen: Ein Systematisierungsversuch zur Entkonditionierung.
Salzburger Beiträge zur Erziehungswissenschaft 10(1): 63-80

2005: Le développement dans la négociation du pouvoir: Le cas de la medicine tibétaine à Hanu, Inde Himalayenne. in: Pordié, L. (ed.) Panser le monde, penser les médecines. Essais sur les traditions médicales. Paris: Karthala pp. 101-122

Review Articles

2014: Happy Hearts for the Motherland? A Review of Melvin Goldstein’s book “The Snow Lion and the Dragon: China, Tibet, and the Dalai Lama”Tibet Journal 39(2): 153-160

Reviews & Reports

2016: Tibetan Medicine Committee Inaugural Conference. World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies, Xining, Qinghai (China), August 7-9, 2015. A Report. Curare 39(1): 95-96

2014: Adams, V. (2013) Markets of Sorrow, Labors of Faith. New Orleans in the Wake of Katrina, Durham & London: Duke University Press, 227 pages.
Social Anthropology 22(4): 487-8

2013: Hofer, T. (2011) Tibetan Medicine on the Margins: Twentieth Century Transformations of the Traditions of Sowa Rigpa in Central Tibet, PhD Dissertation, University College London, 366 pages. Dissertationreviews.org

2013: Craig, S.R. (2012) Healing Elements: Efficacy and the Social Ecologies of Tibetan Medicine, Berkeley & Los Angeles: University of California Press, 321 pages. Somatosphere.net | Science, Medicine, and Anthropology

2012: Fassin, D. (2012) Humanitarian Reason. A Moral History of the Present. Berkeley & Los Angeles: University of California Press, 336 pages. Social Anthropology 20(3): 338-9

2012: McGranahan, C. (2010) Arrested Histories. Tibet, the CIA, and memories of a forgotten war. Durham & London: Duke University Press, 307 pages. Social Anthropology 20(1): 115-6

2009: Prost, A. (2008) Precious Pills. Medicine and Social Change among Tibetan Refugees in India. Oxford & New York: Berghahn Books, 136 pages. Asian Medicine 4(2): 553-4

2006: Adams, V. (1995) Tigers of the Snow and Other Virtual Sherpas: An Ethnography of Himalayan Encounters, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 304 pages. Amazon.com

Websites

2014: www.ratimed.net

2012: www.stephankloos.org

Other

2014: (with Bernard Coops) Text and images on Rubin Museum of Art exhibition website “Bodies in Balance” (interactive section on contemporary Tibetan medicine in India)