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“Tibetan Studies in Europe: From Philology to Social History (in between and from below)”

September 30, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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Modern Tibetan Studies Event

Berthe Jansen, Junior Professor of Tibetan Studies, Institute for Indian and Central Asian Studies,

Leipzig University


Moderated by:

Lauran Hartley, Tibetan Studies Librarian,

C.V. Starr East Asian Library


In this talk Berthe Jansen will speak about the recent past and the more recent developments in Tibetan Studies in Europe. She will argue that the combination of (typically European) philological methods with the broader field of social history holds great potential, and will give some examples of this from her own research.


About the Speaker:

Berthe Jansen is junior professor of Tibetan studies at the Institute for Indian and Central Asian Studies, Leipzig University. She is the author of The Monastery Rules: Buddhist Monastic Organization in Pre-Modern Tibet (2018), published at the University of California Press.


This is a Weatherhead East Asian Institute 70th Anniversary event and part of the Modern Tibetan Studies at 20 Lecture Series.


No registration required.


September 30, 2019

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM



420 W 118th St, New York, NY 10027

International Affairs Building, Room 918


Cosponsored by: Weatherhead East Asian Institute



September 30, 2019
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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