SOAS University of London

Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia

Tibetan Historical and Biographical Literature

Module Code:
Module Not Running 2016/2017
Unit value:
Taught in:
Full Year


Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

The course is designed for students who already have a basic grasp of classical literary Tibetan.  At the end of the course students will have a familiarity with the characteristics of the historical and biographical styles in terms of vocabulary, grammar and subject matter. 


Total of 22 weeks teaching with 3 hours classroom contact per week.

Method of assessment

One three-hour written examination taken in May/June (70%); four pieces of (unseen) translation (30%).

Suggested reading

A reading list will be given by the convenor at the beginning of the course.


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