China's Tibet: Current Research & Future Prospects
A colloquium with Living Buddha Bu Chu and noted scholars of Tibetology
Monday, June 06, 2005
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Chair: NANCY LEVINE (Department of Anthropology)
GELEK, Associate Director, China Tibetology Research Center (Beijing)
PALPAR DODORGEE, Chair, Department of Tibetan Language, Central University for Nationalities (Beijing)
ZHANG TINGFANG, Vice President, University of Tibet (Lhasa)
LUO BUJIANGCUN, President, Southwest University for Nationalities (Chengdu)
REN XINJIAN, Associate Director, Xikang-Tibet Research Center, Sichuan Provincial Academy of Social Sciences (Chengdu)
Living Buddha BU CHU
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Gelek is the Associate Director of the China Tibetology Research Center, Beijing. He was the first Tibetan PhD holder to have been trained in the field of anthropology in China. Professor Gelek also is a consultant for many development projects funded by the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. Among his publications are (in Chinese): Modernity and Tradition: The History of Chamdo, Tibet (2004); Anthropological Field Research in the Ali Basin (2004); Nomads of Tibet (1993).
Luo Bujiangcun is the President of Southwest University For Nationalities. His research focuses on Tibetan linguistics, Tibetan history, and Tibetan culture and customs. He has published six books and more than twenty scholarly papers.
Palpar Dodorgee was formerly the Director of the Institute for Tibetan Studies, Central University for Nationalities, Beijing. He specializes in the study of Tibetan Buddhism and culture. Among his publications are (in Chinese) A History of Tibetan Buddhist Thought (1993), Philosophical Stages of Tibetan Buddhism (1993). His most recent publication is an article -- “A Comparative Study of the Ideology of Tibetan Buddhism and Chinese Buddhism” (2004) -- published in the prestiguous Zhongguo shehui kexue (Journal of Chinese Social Science)
Zhang Tingfang is Vice President of the University of Tibet, Lhasa. Her specialty is education in Tibet, particularly indigenous learning. She has led numerous research projects in Tibet and has contributed to university level textbooks.
Ren Xinjian (Tibetan name: Ze Wangduoji) is Associate Director of the Xikang-Tibet Research Center, Sichuan Provincial Academy of Social Sciences. Professor Ren is a specialist in the history and culture of the Kham region of Sichuan province. He has published more than ninety academic papers and eight books related to his research field.
Living Buddha Bu Chu, at the age of eight was recognized as the reincarnation of the living Buddha of Dorje Drak (rdo-rje-brag-dgon) Monastery, in the Kham region of Sichuan province. He is also a scholar affiliated with the China Tibetology Research Center, Beijing, and, together with his colleagues, has collected, edited, and translated a series of works on Tibetan Buddhism.
Cost: Free & open to the public
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Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies