THE TRAIN NOW STOPS AT THE ROOF OF
TIBET IN THE 21ST CENTURY
All talks will be held in Room
338 Smith Memorial Union,
Portland State University
Talks are free and open to the public.
March 14, 7-9 PM—Melvyn Goldstein (John
Reynolds Harkness Professor of Anthropology, Case Western Reserve
University; Co-Director, Center for Research on Tibet).
Dr. Goldstein is a social anthropologist specializing in Tibetan
society, history, and contemporary politics as well as in anthropology
and history, cross-cultural gerontology, population studies, polyandry,
cultural ecology and economic development/change. He has conducted
research in Tibet (Tibet Autonomous Region of China) on a range
of topics including nomadic pastoralism, the impact of reforms
on rural Tibet, family planning and fertility, modern Tibetan
history, and socio-economic change.
TOPIC: The impact of China's reform policies on rural Tibet (nomads
and farmers) and the impact of modernization and changing patterns
of intergenerational relations in Tibet.
April 5, 7-9 PM—Lobsang Sangay
Dr. Lobsang Sangay graduated from Harvard Law School on 2004.
Presently, Dr. Sangay is a Research Fellow at Harward Law School.
Sangay became active in the Tibetan independence movement at
the age of fourteen and went on to become one of the national
leaders of Tibetan Youth Congress, the largest and the most active
NGO in the Tibetan community in exile.
TOPIC: Sino-Tibetan Dialogue: Prospects and Perils?
April 25, 7-9 PM—Tsering Shakya
Canadian Research Chair in Religion and Contemporary Society in
Institute for Asian Research, University of British Columbia
Tsering is a world renowned and widely published scholar, on
both historic and contemporary Tibet. His most expansive work
to date The Dragon in the Land of Snows: A History of Modern Tibet
Since 1947 (Pimlico, London 1999) was acclaimed as “the
definitive history of modern Tibet” by The New York Times,
and "a prodigious work of scholarship” by the UK’s
Sunday Telegraph. The book is the first comprehensive account
of Tibet's recent history.
TOPIC: Tibet, Does History Matter?
July 24 - Aug. 7 -- TIBET TOUR 2007
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Sponsored by the Northwest China Council,
Northwest Tibetan Cultural Association
Institute for Asian Studies at Portland State University, and
The Oregon Council for the Humanities