Dr. Melvyn Goldstein to Present Lecture on Tibet April 13

April 13, 2009

goldsteinDr. Melvyn C. Goldstein will present The Tibet Question in Historical and Contemporary Context in the East Room of the Hoover-Price Campus Center at Mount Union College on Monday, April 13 at 3 p.m. This lecture examines the historical basis of the conflict between the Dalai Lama and Beijing, the recent manifestations of the conflict over the past three decades, and an assessment of the likelihood of a solution.

Goldstein, a world-class scholar on Tibet, is the John Reynolds Harkness Professor of Anthropology and co-director of the Center for Research on Tibet at Case Western Reserve University. He has conducted extensive fieldwork in Tibet (Tibet Autonomous Region of China) on a range of topics including nomadic pastoralism, modern Tibetan history, monasticism, and rural socio-economic change.

His current projects include a large Tibetan Oral History WebArchive that will be permanently housed and maintained by the Library of Congress, Volume Three of his History of Modern Tibet series and a longitudinal study of change in rural Tibet.

He is the author of A History of Modern Tibet, Volume One, (1913-51, the Demise of the Lamaist State) and Volume Two, (1951-1955, The Calm Before the Storm)The Snow Lion and the Dragon: China, Tibet and the Dalai Lama and a number of other books and articles including On the Cultural Revolution in Tibet: The Nyemo Incident of 1969,  A Tibetan Revolutionary: The Political Life of Bapa Phüntso Wangye and The New Tibetan-English Dictionary of Modern Tibetan.

This event is free and open to the public. It is being sponsored by the Asian Studies Program, the Association of International Students and the Department of History.

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