SOAS events Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:01:25 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 SOAS logo The History of Bhutan (UK book launch)

Date: 8 October 2014 05:30pm

Finishes:8 October 2014 06:30pm

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Room: 4426

In 2008, Bhutan emerged as the world’s youngest democracy and in the same year crowned the world’s youngest monarch. Today, it enchants the world with its policy of Gross National Happiness and has become a popular destination for travel. Nonetheless, Bhutan remains one of the most poorly studied places on earth.

Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:30:00 +0100
Rewriting the ancient history of Tibet

Date: 10 October 2014 06:00pm

Finishes:10 October 2014 07:00pm

Venue: 21/22 Russell Square

Room: T101

Since 1982 thousands of tombs dating to the 7th–9th centuries have been discovered in the region of Dulan in western Kokonor and other areas. A great number of grave goods, such as gold, silver and silk artifacts, Tibetan inscriptions on stone and wood, and painted coffin are now circulating in public museums and private collections. Based on extensive fieldwork, this presentation surveys the tombs, gave goods, and recent research.

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:00:00 +0100