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Tibetan Studies at SOAS

Circle of Tibetan and Himalayan Studies


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Rewriting the ancient history of Tibet

Yongdrol Tsongkha (Lanzhou)

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.

10 October 2014, 21/22 Russell Square, T101, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Buddhas, masters, and protectors

Marta Sernesi (LMU, Munich)

This lecture treats woodcut images in Tibetan xylographs from the 15th to the 17th centuries. Focusing on specific examples—such as the 1539 first edition of the bKa' gdams glegs bam—it discusses the conventions governing the choice and display of the figures on the page, in order to illustrate how images may recount stories of textual transmission and relate information about the circumstances of production of the books.

28 November 2014, 21/22 Russell Square, T101, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM