1 – Livres
Forthcoming 2022 Tibetan Sources for a Social History of Mustang, Nepal. Volume 4: the Archive of Baragaon. Halle: International Institute for Tibetan and Buddhist Studies.
2020 (with Agnieszka Helman-Wazny) The Mardzong Manuscripts: Preservation, Interpretation and Dating of an Archaeological Find in Mustang, Nepal. Second edition. Leiden: Brill.
2019 Tibetan Sources for a Social History of Mustang, Nepal. Volume 3: the Archive of Kunzang Chöling Convent. Andiast: International Institute for Tibetan and Buddhist Studies.
2018 (with Agnieszka Helman-Wazny [main author], Nyima Drandul Gurung, Sarah Skumanov and Emilie Arnaud-Nguyen) The Mardzong Manuscripts: Preservation, Interpretation and Dating of an Archaeological Find in Mustang, Nepal. First edition. Torun: Eikon Publishing.
2018 (with John Harrison, Christian Luczanits and Nyima Drandul) A Blessing for the Land: The Art and Architecture and History of Künzang Chöling Convent, Mustang, Nepal. Kathmandu: Vajra Books.
2016 Tibetan Sources for a Social History of Mustang, Nepal. Volume 2: the Archives of the Tantric Lamas of Tshognam. Andiast: International Institute for Tibetan and Buddhist Studies.
2008a The Navel of the Demoness: Tibetan Buddhism and Civil Religion in Highland Nepal. New York: Oxford University Press.
2008b Tibetan Sources for a Social History of Mustang, Nepal. Volume 1: the Archive of Te. Halle: International Institute for Tibetan and Buddhist Studies.
2005 (with Geshe Gelek Jinpa et al.). Sacred Landscape and Pilgrimage in Tibet: in Search of the Lost Kingdon of Bön. New York: Abeville Press.
2 – Ouvrages collectifs
Forthcoming (with Agnieszka Helman-Ważny). Bon and Naxi Manuscripts: Essays on Form, Function and Preservation. Berlin: de Gruyter.
2022 (with Alice Travers and Peter Schwieger) Tax, Corvée and Community Obligations in Tibetan Societies. Leiden: Brill.
2021 (with Matthew Kapstein) The Many Faces of Ling Gesar. Homage to Rolf A. Stein. Leiden: Brill.
2020 (with J. Bischoff and P. Maurer) On a Day of a Month of the Fire Bird Year. Festschrift for Peter Schwieger on his 65th Birthday. Kathmandu: Lumbini International Research Institute.
2015 (with Hanna Havnevik) From Bhakti to Bon: Festschrift for Per Kværne. Oslo: NOVUS.
2015 (with Ulrike Roesler) Tibetan and Himalayan Healing: An Anthology for Anthony Aris. Kathmandu: Vajra Books.
2013 (with Peter Schwieger and Alice Travers) Tibetans who Escaped the Historian’s Net: Contributions to the Social History of Tibetan-speaking Societies. Kathmandu: Vajra Books.
2012 (with Jill Sudbury) This World and the Next: Contributions on Tibetan Religion, Science and Society. Halle (Saale): IITBS.
2003 (with Niels Gutschow, Axel Michaels and Ernst Steinkellner) Sacred Landscape in the Himalaya. Proceedings of an interdisciplinary conference held in Heidelberg, 25th-27th May 1998. Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.
1998 (with Katia Buffetrille) Tibétains. 1959-1999: 40 ans de colonisation. Paris: Éditions Autrement – collection Monde HS no. 108.
1993 (with Martin Brauen) Anthropology of Tibet and the Himalaya. Zurich: Ethnological Museum of the University of Zurich.
1990 (with N.K. Rustomji) Himalayan Environment and Culture: Analysis and Prospect. Proceedings of a conference held at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, October 1986. Delhi: Indus Publications.
3 – Catalogues d’exposition
2013 (with D. Klimburg-Salter and L. Lojda) Bön: Geister aus Butter: Kunst und Ritual des alten Tibet. Katalog zur Ausstellung im Museum für Völkerkunde, Wien, 1.2.bis 1.3.2013.
3 – Traductions
2022 Ngondzin Ngawang Gyatso, The Lungyig texts of the Leu scriptures from the Phenchu area, in Amdo. In Agnieszka Helman-Ważny and Charles Ramble (eds), Bon and Naxi Manuscripts: Essays on Form, Function and Preservation. Berlin: de Gruyter.
2016 Ngondzin Ngawang Gyatso, The Lhadag Le’u (lha bdag le’u), ritual specialists of the Black Water Bon of the Phenomenal World in Southern Amdo: a brief introduction. Archiv Orientální 84(3), 561–75.
2003 Nicolas Tournadre and Sangda Dorje, Manual of Standard Tibetan: Language and Civilization. Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications.
1993 Bourre, J-M. Brainfood: A Provocative Exploration of the Connection Between What You Eat and How You Think. New York: Little Brown.
4 – Articles
Forthcoming 2021. My life as a parakeet: A Bonpo version of the Conference of Birds. In A. Quintman et al. (eds) [Festschrift for Janet Gyatso]. Boston: Wisdom Publications.
Forthcoming 2021. Notes on a Bonpo manual for the production of manuscript amulets. In Agnieszka Helman-Ważny and Charles Ramble (eds), Bon and Naxi Manuscripts: Essays on Form, Function and Preservation. Berlin: de Gruyter.
Forthcoming 2022. The fiscal status of Buddhist and Bonpo institutions in Mustang (Nepal): a historical overview. In Alice Travers, Peter Schwieger and Charles Ramble (eds) Tax, Corvée and Community Obligations in Tibetan Societies. Leiden: Brill.
2021 The volvelle and the lingga: the use of two manuscript ritual devices in a Tibetan exorcism. In Festschrift for Michael Friedrich. Berlin: de Gruyter.
2021 The Gelung Molla: a preliminary study. In V. Caumanns, J. Heimbel, K. Kano and A. Schiller (eds). Festschrift for David Jackson.
2021 Crime, punishment and socio-economic status in Mustang (Nepal), ca. 1880–1930. In In L. Galli and K.N. Gurung (eds), The Power of Wealth: Economy and Social Status in Pre-modern Tibetan Communities. Proceedings of the panel The Relationship Between Economic and Social Status in the Tibetan World until the mid-20th Century, convened at the 15th Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Paris, 7–13 July 2019, 241–57.
2020 Bearers of the past, bridges with the beyond: the complicated lives of ordinary objects. In F. X. Erhard and L. Galli (eds) The Selfless Ego: Conjuring Tibetan Lives, vol. 2. Special issue of Life Writing 17(3), 411–28.
2020 Longing for retirement: the testament of Chos mdzad nyi shar, the last Ya ngal. In J. Bischoff, P. Maurer and C. Ramble (eds) On a Day of a Month of the Fire Bird Year. Festschrift for Peter Schwieger on his 65th Birthday. Kathmandu: Lumbini International Research Institute, 635–49.
2019 Signs and portents in nature and in dreams: what they mean and what can be done about them. In Petra Maurer, Donatella Rossi and Rolf Scheuermann (eds) Glimpses of Tibetan Divination, Past and Present. Leiden/Boston: Brill, 118–35.
2019 The Tibetan novel as social history: reflections on Trashi Palden’s Phal pa’i khyim tshang gi skyid sdug. In L. Galli and P. Schwieger (eds) 2019. Reflections on Social Status in the Tibetan World: Proceedings of two conferences of the Franco-German project ‘Social Status in the Tibetan World’, Revue d’etudes tibétaines 49: pp. 149–91.
2019 Ston pa gshen rab: the Bön Buddha. Brill’s Encyclopedia of Buddhism. Vol. II, Lives. Leiden/Boston: Brill, 1233–38.
2019 The legal foundations of Tibetan religious thought. In D. Arnold, C. Ducher and P.-J. Harter (eds) Reason and Lives in Buddhist Traditions: Studies in Honor of Matthew Kapstein. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 35–51.
2018 A century of trade and tension: stakeholders in the Kali Gandaki salt route, mid-19th to mid-20th centuries. In Jeannine Bischoff and Alice Travers (eds) Commerce and Communities: Social and Political Status and the Exchange of Goods in Tibetan Societies. Berlin: EB-Verlag Dr. Brandt, 197–222.
2018 Lama Bön et maître de maison dans les marches tibétaines de l’Himalaya. In Adeline Herrou (ed.) Une journée dans une vie. Une vie dans une journée. Ascètes et moines aujourd’hui. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.
2018 Producing ‘South Asian’ Tibetan documents in highland Nepal, 19th to 20th centuries: the emergence and disappearance of a local diplomatic tradition. In S. Cubelic, A. Michaels and A. Zotter (eds), Studies in Historical Documents from Nepal and India. Heidelberg: Heidelberg University Publishing (HeiUP), 109–32.
2018 Archives from Tibet and the Himalayan Borderlands: Notes on Form and Content. In Alessandro Bausi, Christian Brockmann, Michael Friedrich and Sabine Kienitz (eds) Manuscripts and Archives. Comparative Views on Record-Keeping. Berlin: De Gruyter, 19–39.
2017 (with Agnieszka Helman-Wazny). Tibetan documents in the archives of the tantric lamas of Tshognam in Mustang, Nepal: An interdisciplinary case study. Revue d’études tibétaines 39, 266–341.
2016 (with Nyima Drandul). Reason against tradition: an attempt at cultural reform in a Tibetan-speaking community in Panchayat-era Nepal. In J. Bischoff and S. Mullard (eds), Rules, Reform and Regulations: New Perspectives on Tibetan Social History. Leiden: Brill.
2015a Demdem and Dachang: the Regulative Rules of Two Archery Festivals from South Mustang (Nepal). In Dieter Schuh (ed.) Secular Law and Order in the Tibetan Highland. Andiast: IIATS, 197–224.
2015b The Demoness’s right (or left) knee (or ankle). A pilgrim’s account of Pra dun tse temple from 1898. In Olaf Czaja and Guntram Hazod (eds), The Illuminating Mirror: Tibetan Studies in Honour of Per Sørensen on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday, 373–386.
2015c Fearless Dawn, Bloodless Demon: literary and iconographic manifestations of a little-known Bonpo protector. In H. Havnevik and C. Ramble (eds) From Bhakti to Bon: Festschrift for Per Kvaerne. Oslo: The Institute for Comparative Research in Human Culture/Novus Forlag, 409–430.2015d The deer as a structuring principle in certain Bonpo rituals: a comparison of three texts for the acquisition of good fortune (g.yang). In Patrick Mc Allister, Cristina Scherrer-Schaub, Helmut Krasser† (eds) Cultural Flows across the Western Himalaya. Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 499–528.
2015e Trouble with vampires: or, how the layout of this book came to be done. In C. Ramble and U. Roesler (comp.) Tibetan and Himalayan Healing, 556–70.
2014a Real and imaginary Tibetan chimeras and their special powers. Mongolo-Tibetica Pragensia 6(2), 14–33.
2014b Behind the frame: reflections on Nepal. In Kevin Bubriski, Nepal: 1975–2011. Cambridge: Peabody Museum Press, 9–22.
2014c The contractor, the duke, the prime minister and the villagers: exploitation and resistance in nineteenth-century rural Nepal. In T. Lewis and B.M. Owens (eds) Sucāruvādadeśika: A Festschrift Honoring Professor Theodore Riccardi. Kathmandu: Himal Books.
2014d The complexity of Tibetan pilgrimage. In M. Deeg (ed.) Buddhist Pilgrimage in History and Present Times. Lumbini: Lumbini International Research Institute, 179–196.
2013a Both fish and fowl? Preliminary reflections on some representations of a Tibetan mirror-world. In F.-K. Ehrhard and P. Maurer (eds), Nepalica-Tibetica: Festgabe for Christoph Cüppers. Halle: International Institute for Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, vol. 2, 75–90.
2013b Hidden Himalayan transcripts: strategies of social opposition in Mustang (Nepal), 19th–20th centuries. In C. Ramble, P. Schwieger and A. Travers (eds) Tibetans who Escaped the Historian’s Net: Studes in the Social History of Tibetan-speaking Regions. Kathmandu: Vajra Books.
2013c The assimilation of astrology in the Tibetan Bon religion. Extrême-Orient Extrême-Occident. Special issue: “Conscia fati sidera”: The Teaching of Traditional Lore on Stars and Calendar in East Asia.
2012d (with Jill Sudbury) Introduction. In C. Ramble and J. Sudbury (eds) This World and the Next: Contributions on Tibetan Religion, Science and Society. Halle (Saale): IITBS.
2010a The good, the bad and the ugly: the circumscription of saintly evil in Tibetan biography. In Linda Covill, Ulrike Roesler and Sarah Shaw (eds) Lives Lived, Lives Imagined. Boston: Wisdom Publications.
2010b Playing dice with the devil: a Bonpo soul-retrieval ritual attributed to Kong rtse ’phrul rgyal and its interpretation in Mustang, Nepal. In Samten Karmay and Donatella Rossi (eds) Bon: the Indigenous Source for Tibetan Religion. Special issue of East and West, vol. 59, nos. 1-4, 205–32.
2010c History from below: an introduction to three archival collections from Mustang, Nepal. In H. Diemberger and K. Phuntso (eds) Ancient Treasures, New Discoveries. Halle: International Institute for Tibetan and Buddhist Studies.
2008 A nineteenth-century Bonpo pilgrim in Western Tibet and Nepal: episodes from the life of dKar-ru grub-dbang bsTan-’dzin rin-chen. In Jean-Luc Achard (ed.) Tibetan Studies in Honour of Samten Karmay. Revue d’études tibétaines 15(2), 481-502. (http://digitalhimalaya.com/collections/journals/ret/index.php?selection=14)
2007a Tsewang Rigdzin and the Bon tradition of sacred geography. In S. Karmay (ed.) Bon: the Magic Word. New York: Rubin Museum of Art, 125-146.
2007b The Aya: fragments of an unknown Tibetan priesthood. In B. Kellner, H. Krasser, H. Lasic, M.T. Much and H. Tauscher (eds) Pramanakirtih. Papers Dedicated to Ernst Steinkellner on the Occasion of his 70th Birthday. Part 2. Vienna: Wiener Studien zur Tibetologie und Buddhismuskunde, 681–718.
2006 Sacral kings and divine sovereigns: principles of Tibetan monarchy in theory and practice. In D. Sneath (ed.) Power, Place and the Subject in Inner Asia. Bellingham/Cambridge: Western Washington University.
2003a (With M. Kind) Bonpo monasteries and temples of the Himalayan region. In S.G. Karmay and Y. Nagano (eds) A Survey of Bonpo Monasteries in the Himalaya. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology.
2003b (With N. Gutschow) Up and down, inside and out: notions of space and territory in Tibetan villages of Mustang, Nepal. In N. Gutschow, A. Michaels and C. Ramble (eds) Sacred Landscape in the Himalaya. Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.
2003c Article on Tibetan History in Das Große China Lexikon Hamburg: Institut für Asienkunde.
2002a The Victory Song of Porong. In K. Buffetrille and H. Diemberger (eds), Territory and Identity in Tibet and the Himalayas. Leiden: Brill, 59–84.
2002b Temporal disjunction and collectivity in Mustang, Nepal. Current Anthropology 43, supplement, August-October.
2002c (with W. Holzner et al.) Integrated ecological studies of pasture problems in the Tibetan Autonomous Region, P.R. China. In H. Jianlin et al. (eds) Yak Production in Central Asian Highlands: Proceedings of the Third International Congress on yak Held in Lhasa, P/R. China, 4-9 September 2000. Nairobi: International Livestock Research Institute.
2001a Art without artists: Robert Powell’s Mustang collection. In M. Oppitz (ed.), Robert Powell: Himalayan Drawings. Zurich: Völkerkundemuseum der Universität Zürich.
2001b (With P. Boyer) Cognitive Templates for Religious Concepts: Cross-cultural Evidence for Recall of Counter-Intuitive Representations. Cognitive Science 25 (4).
2001c The old sector system of Kagbeni: notes on the history of land use and social organisation. In P. Pohle and W. Haffner (eds) Kagbeni—Contributions to the Village’s History and Geography. Giessen: Giessener Geographische Schriften 77.
2001d Household organisation and hierarchy in Kagbeni: the limits to cultural revival in a changing society. In P. Pohle and W. Haffner (eds) Kagbeni—Contributions to the Village’s History and Geography. Giessen: Giessener Geographische Schriften 77.
2000 The secular surroundings of a Bonpo ceremony: games, popular rituals and economic structures in the mDos-rgyab of Klu-brag monastery (Nepal). In S. Karmay and Y. Nagano (eds) New Horizons in Bon Studies. Proceedings of a conference held in Osaka, August 1999. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology.
1999 A literary biography of Michael Aris. European Bulletin of Himalayan Research 17, 103-16.
1998a The classification of territorial divinities in Pagan and Buddhist rituals of South Mustang. In A.-M. Blondeau (ed.), Tibetan Mountain Deities, their Cults and Representations. Wien: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.
1998b (with John Harrison) Houses and households in Southern Mustang. Ancient Nepal, no. 140, 23-37.
1998c (with John Harrison) Watermills in Mustang: notes on architecture, function and management. Ancient Nepal, no. 140, 39-52.
1998d The Mustang villages of Kag, Te and Khyinga: an introduction to history, ethnicity and the idea of place. Beiträge zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenden Archäologie, Band 18. Mainz: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 147-82.
1998e Prologue. In K. Buffetrille and C. Ramble (eds), Tibétains. 1959-1999: 40 ans de colonisation. Paris: Éditions Autrement – collection Monde HS no. 108, 7-17.
1998f Chronologie. In K. Buffetrille and C. Ramble (eds), Tibétains. 1959-1999: 40 ans de colonisation. Paris: Éditions Autrement – collection Monde HS no. 108, 170-74.
1997a The Creation of the Bon Mountain of Kongpo. In A.W. Macdonald (ed.), Mandala and Landscape. Delhi: D.K. Printworld, 133–232.
1997b Tibetan pride of place; or, why Nepal’s Bhotes are not an ethnic group. In D. Gellner and J. Pfaff (eds), Politics and Ethnicity in a Hindu Kingdom. London: Harwood.
1997c Se: notes on the distribution of an archaic ethnonym in Tibet and Nepal. In S. Karmay and Ph. Sagant (eds), Les Habitants du Toit du Monde. Paris: Société d’Ethnologie, Nanterre.
1996a Patterns of places. In A.-M. Blondeau and E. Steinkellner (eds), Reflections of the Mountain: essays on the history and social meaning of the mountain cult in Tibet and the Himalaya. Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.
1996b Mustang, the ancient kingdom of Lo. Asian Art and Culture 9 (3), Fall 1996 (special issue on the Himalayas).
1995 Gaining ground: representations of territory in Bon and Tibetan popular tradition. The Tibet Journal, Spring 1995.
1995 (with C. Seeber) Dead and living settlements in the Shod-yul of Mustang. Ancient Nepal no. 138.
1994a Civic authority and agrarian management in southern Mustang: remarks on a nineteenth-century land-tax register from Kagbeni. Ancient Nepal, no. 135.
1994b Writings in Monochrome. Himal, July-September 1994.
1993a Rule by play in southern Mustang. In C. Ramble and M. Brauen (eds), Anthropology of Tibet and the Himalaya Zurich.
1993b Reflections of a plant-hunter in Nepal: an interview with Dr. Tirtha Bahadur Shrestha. European Bulletin of Himalayan Research, no. 5.
1993c Whither, indeed, the tsampa-eaters? Himal, September-October 1993.
1992-93 A ritual of political unity in an old Nepalese kingdom. Ancient Nepal nos. 130-133.
1990a The headman as a force for cultural conservation: the case of the Tepas of Nepal. In N.K. Rustomji & C. Ramble (eds) Himalayan Environment and Culture.
1990b How Buddhist are Buddhist communities? The construction of tradition in two lamaist villages. Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford 21 (2), 185-97.
1987a (with M. Vinding) The ‘Bem-chag village record and the early history of Mustang District. Kailash 13 (1-2), 5-48.
1987b The Muktinath Yartung: a Tibetan harvest festival in its social and historical context. L’Ethnographie 83 (100-101), 221-25.
1985 Buddhist people of the north Nepal borderland. In J. K. Locke (ed.), The Buddhist Heritage of Nepal. Kathmandu.
1983 The founding of a Tibetan village: the popular transformation of history. Kailash 10 (3-4), 267-90.
1982 Status and death: mortuary rites and attitudes to the body in a Tibetan village. Kailash 9, 333-59.
1980 Recent books on Tibet and the Buddhist Himalaya. Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford 11 (2).
5 – Préfaces et avant-propos
2017 Mustang: black and white, but never gray. In Kevin Bubriski, Mustang. Kathmandu: Vajra Books.
2017 Préface. In Nicole Grimaud et Patrick Grimaud, Dagues rituelles de l’Himalaya. Paris: Editions Findakly.
2016 Préface. In Marion Dapsance, Les dévots du Bouddha. Paris: Max Milo.
2013a Foreword. Tsuguhito Takeuchi, Kazushi Iwao, Ai Nishida, Seiji Kumagai and Meishi Yamamoto (eds.), Current Issues and Progress in Tibetan Studies. Proceedings of the Third International Seminar of Young Tibetologists, Kobe 2012. Journal of Research Institute vol. 51. Kobe: Kobe City University of Foreign Studies.
2013b Foreword. In Nagru Geshe Gelek Jinpa, 2011. Bön in Nepal. Traces of the Great Zhang Zhung Ancestors in the Himalayas. The Light of the History of Existence. Translated and edited by Dimitri Ermakov and Carol Ermakova. New Delhi.
2012a Foreword. In Kind, M. 2011. The Bon Landscape of Dolpo: Pilgrimages, Monasteries, Biographies and the Emergence of Bon. Zurich: Peter Lang AG.
2012b Foreword. In Allen, N.J. 2011. Miyapma: Traditional Narratives of the Thulung Rai. Kathmandu: Vajra Publications.
2012c Foreword. In Kalsang Norbu Gurung, Tim Myatt, Nicola Schneider and Alice Travers (eds) Revisiting Tibetan Culture and History. Proceedings of the Second International Seminar of Young Tibetologists, Paris 2009. Dharamsala: Amnye Machen Institute.
6 – Rapports de développement
1998 (with P.B. Chhetri and J. Karki) Final Evaluation Report, Natural Resource Management Project, Mustang District. Kathmandu: CARE Nepal.
1996 (with P. Christiansen) Local government in Upper Dolpa. Kathmandu: LTDA.
1990a (with C. Chapagain) Preliminary notes on the cultural dimension of conservation. Makalu-Barun Conservation Project working paper publication series report no. 10. Kathmandu: HMG / WMI.
1990b (with R.K. Nepali, K. Sangam and C. Chapagain) The Makalu-Barun National Park and Conservation Community Resource Management Component. Kathmandu: HMG / WMI.