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Tibetan Studies at SOAS

Tibetan Studies Outreach Lecture Series

A series of lectures and events related to Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism aimed at the general public.

This series of lectures and events proposes to bridge the gap which sometimes exists between the academic study of Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism and the general or popular interest in these subjects among the public. These talks are frequently organised jointly between SOAS and other London based Tibet related charities and NGOs. 

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Forthcoming Events

The fortunes and misfortunes of the Tibetan army’s reforms during the first half of the 20th century (1895-1951)

Dr Alice Travers (CNRS)

The Tibetan army's expansion and reform was part of a modernisation programme undertaken by the 13th Dalai-lama. Troop numbers, organisation and equipment were improved in the context of Tibet’s de facto independence and increasing military threat to the east. Based on biographies, archives and interviews, this talk analyses the military reforms (recruitment, hierarchy, training, uniform, arms, ammunitions) in tandem with the political national and international context.

26 March 2015, Vernon Square, V211, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM