Past Event

The Ideal of a Tree: Ju Kelzang on his Life as a Poet

April 14, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Join us for a special event with one of the most prominent and highly-regarded Tibetan poets of our day. Ju Kelzang will give readings of his poetry, as well as share a personal narrative on his development, experiences, and influence as a poet and writer.

Ju Kelzang was born in Golok in 1960. After obtaining a Master’s degree in Tibetan literature at the Qinghai Nationalities University, he served for many years as a translator-editor at the Golok Tibetan Prefecture Nationalities Languages Bureau, overseeing the compilation and editing of the multi-volume Golok Ancient Books series, catalogs, and dictionaries, among other projects. In 2014, he received a national-level recognition award for his professional work.

As a poet, Ju Kelzang’s works started appearing in Tibetan language journals and magazines in the 1970s. Since then, he has published several books of poetry, including Mind at the Foot of the Snow Mountain (གངས་འདབས་ཀྱི་སེམས་པ། ) and Small Wind of the Snowland Village (གངས་གྲོང་གི་རླུང་བུ།). He has also published books of collected essays, literary commentary, and translated works, including by Schopenhauer and Dale Carnegie.

Online via Zoom. Please click here to register.

This event is cosponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, the Modern Tibetan Studies Program at Columbia University and The Latse Project.

Contact Information

Athina Fontenot