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The History of Tibetan Civilization

The History of Tibetan Civilization

Join us this fall for a series of talks by historian and leading Tibetan Studies scholar Elliot Sperling providing an overview of Tibetan history and civilization from antiquity to modern times.


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Elliot Sperling

Elliot Sperling
MacArthur Foundation

Professor Sperling is a leading scholar of Tibetan history with a focus on Sino-Tibetan relations. A laureate of the 1984 MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, his publications include numerous works examining interethnic relations of the Central Asian region from the early 14th century to the present. Among his published works are essays such as “Tibetan Buddhism, Perceived And Imagined, Along The Ming-Era Sino-Tibetan Frontier,” in Buddhism between Tibet and China (2009), The Tibet-China Conflict: History and Polemics (2004), and “‘Orientalism’ and Aspects of Violence in the Tibetan Tradition,” in Imagining Tibet: Perceptions, Projections, and Fantasies (2001).

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