Past Event

“New Directions in Tibetan Studies Research in China”

September 24, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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“New Directions in Tibetan Studies Research in China”

Modern Tibetan Studies Event

Gyelmo Drukpa (Chi. Zhou Hua), Senior Researcher, 

China Tibetology Research Center

Former Director,

China Tibetology Press

Moderated by:

Pema Bhum, Adjunct Lecturer in Tibetan, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures,

Columbia University 

In this talk, Gyelmo Drukpa will discuss the history of Tibetan Studies in China, the current state of related research departments and academic fields, as well as new research findings and directions.

About the Speaker(s):

Gyelmo Drukpa (Chi. Zhou Hua) is a leading historian of Tibet. His book, Concise History of Tibet (Tib. Bod kyi lo rgyus gleng ba’i gtam) was first published in Tibetan language in 1995. Its third edition, expanded and updated, was published in 2017. His expertise in Tibetan history, especially highlighting understudied regions such as Amdo and Kham, are key elements of his pioneering research and publications. In his Compilation of Essays (Tib. Rgyal mo ’brug pa’i che rtsom phyogs bsgrigs), he wrote extensively about the history of Minyak, Sumpa, among many other topics. Gyelmo Drukpa also served a key role as deputy director of the most recent publication of the comparative edition of the Kangyur and Tengyur. Among other high-ranking titles, he is also a serving member of the China Tibetology Research Center’s Academic Committee. His lectures at various universities both nationally and internationally are highly regarded.

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