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Focus

Teaching

Overview

Tibetan Studies, as developed at Columbia within an integrated classical and modern program, is an approach to scholarship which encourages students to challenge habitual tendencies towards polarization between tradition and modernity, religion and secularity, and between the scholar and the subject of scholarship.

Read more: http://connections.thlib.org/organizations/391?tab=profile#ixzz0wcGPR5kE

 

People

—Robert Barnett, Assistant Professor, Contemporary Tibetan Studies and Director, Modern Tibetan Studies Program, Weatherhead East Asian Institute

—Lauran Hartley, Tibetan Studies Librarian, Starr East Asian Library

—Lozang Jamspal, Lecturer, Classical Tibetan language, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

—Tenzin Norbu Nangsal, Lecturer, Modern Tibetan language, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

—Annabella Pitkin, Assistant Professor, Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures

—Robert Thurman, Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies, Department of Religion

—Gray Tuttle, Leila Hadley Luce Professor of Modern Tibetan Studies, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

—Chopathar Wayemache, Bibliographical Assistant, Starr East Asian Library

 

 


Scholarly Disciplines
History (), Literature (), Religion (), film studies (), languages ()
General Interests
THL Cultural Geography Initiative ()

Data

Currently developing website on Tibetan Civilization with a pilot project on Tibetan Material Culture to integrate on-line museum resources for undergraduate study of Tibetan and Himalayan art and material culture. CCNMTL staff, with additional funding from the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation. 2007-2008. See sites associated with courses:

1) Tibetan Material History seminar:

http://digitaltibet.ccnmtl.columbia.edu/ &

http://tibetanmaterialhistory.wikischolars.columbia.edu/

2) 20th Century Tibetan History, Tibetan Autobiographies:

            http://tibetanhistory-20thcentury.wikischolars.columbia.edu/

3) Competing Nationalisms Tibet vs. China:

            http://tibet-vs-china-nationalisthistories.wikischolars.columbia.edu/

4) Exploring Tibet from the 17th to 20th Centuries

            http://exploringtibet.wikischolars.columbia.edu/

5) Lamas and Emperors: Seven Centuries of Exchanges

            http://hseag8100-001-2008-3.wikispaces.columbia.edu/

 

Columbia is also hosting the website:

Life and Culture on the Tibetan Plateau

http://tibetanplateau.wikischolars.columbia.edu/

Tools

THE COLUMBIA ONLINE RESEARCH GUIDE FOR MODERN TIBETAN STUDIES

The TIBET MIRROR ONLINE and the THARCHIN COLLECTION

Training

"Tibetan Studies and the Social Sciences: Data, Tools, Maps and Archives."

for videos of the talks given, see:

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/eastasian/Tibetan/guide/social_sciences.html

Events

Tibetan Studies Events & Other News


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