New Writing from Tibet

  • Date: Thursday 28 February 2019
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Following on from our symposium in September on Non-Han fiction and film in China, we welcome two scholars and translators to discuss their work on Tibetan literature and cultural heritage.

Tim Thurston is a lecturer here in East Asian Studies at the University of Leeds. His research focuses on Tibetan language and society in the transition into modernity. In particular, he examines Tibetan oral traditions and emergent practices in the context of modern China. Tim speaks Chinese and two dialects of Tibetan and has spent over five years in Tibetan-inhabited areas of Western China. In addition to teaching and research, he also co-hosts the New Books in Folklore and New Books in East Asian Studies podcasts.

Chris Peacock is completing his PhD at Columbia University, focusing Tibetan literary and intellectual nationalism from the 1980s onward. He is also a translator, and at this event he’ll be discussing his forthcoming translation of The Handsome Monk & Other Stories by the Tsering Döndrup, published by Columbia University Press.

You can see an interview with Chris about his work here, where he discusses Tsering Döndrup’s work and how he came to translate this book.

More information about this event coming soon!