Publications

Forthcoming

Wangchuk et al. (incl. Kloos) forthcoming. Comparative ethnopharmacognosy and pharmacognostic evaluation of three Corydalis species used in Sowa Rigpa medicine. Journal of Applied Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants [under review]

Kloos forthcoming. Humanitarianism from Below. Sowa Rigpa, the Traditional Pharmaceutical Industry, and Global Health. Medical Anthropology

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

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

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

Kloos in press. From Buddhist Deities to the Spirit of Capitalism: Tibetan Medicine and the Remaking of Inner Asia. In: Andre Gingrich (ed.) Anthropology in Motion: Encounters with current trajectories of scholarship from Austria. Canon Pyon: Sean Kingston

Monographs

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

PhD Dissertation (unpublished)

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

Journal Articles & Book Chapters

Kloos 2017. The Pharmaceutical Assemblage: Rethinking Sowa Rigpa and the Herbal Pharmaceutical Industry in Asia. Current Anthropology 58(6): 693-717

Kloos 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

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

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

Kloos 2015. Einleitung: Die Übersetzung und Entwicklung der Tibetischen Medizin im Exil. and Introduction: The Translation and Development of Tibetan Medicine in Exile.In: Ploberger (ed.) Das Letzte Tantra, aus “Die vier Tantra der Tibetischen Medizin”. Schiedlberg: Bacopa, pp. 19-35

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

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

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

Kloos 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.

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

Kloos 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

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

Kloos 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 & Reports

Kloos 2018. Sowa Rigpa in Modern Asia: From Traditional Medicine to Innovative Industry. Sowa Rigpa Journal – Traditional Tibetan Medicine Today 2(2018): 37-40

Kloos 2018. Celebrating the Men-Tsee-Khang’s 100th Anniversary, 12-13 September 2016: A Report from Lhasa. Tibet Journal

Kloos 2017. 100th Anniversary Celebrations of the Men-Tsee-Khang – Lhasa, Tibet. HIMALAYA, the Journal of the Association of Nepal and Himalayan Studies 37(2): 121-124

Kloos 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

Kloos 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

Kloos 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

Kloos 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

Kloos 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

Kloos 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

Kloos 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

Kloos 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

Other

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