School of Global and International Studies

Central Eurasian Studies

Gedun Rabsal

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Lecturer, Central Eurasian Studies

Office: School of Global & International Studies 3012
Phone: (812) 856-2960
E-mail: grabsal@indiana.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Education

1987-1992 Ganden Jangtse College, Mundgod, Karnataka, India
Studied commentaries on Sutra and Tantra, Tibetan History, and Tibetan Literature.
Practiced Tibetan Buddhism. Graduated with phar phyin rab ‘byams pa.
1982-1986 Rongwo Monastery, Rebkong, Amdo, Tibet
Studied commentaries on Sutra and Tantra, Tibetan History, and Tibetan Literature.
Practiced Tibetan Buddhism.

Personal Statement

In the current political circumstances, Tibetan literature and language is in grave danger of surviving. My life goal is to contribute to preserving and promoting the advancement and flourishing of Tibetan literature and language. With these concepts in mind, I have chosen to devote my career to teaching, writing, researching and translating so that Tibetan language can flourish in today’s world.

Courses Recently Taught

Publication Highlights

'Gro. skyabs bcol la 'gro [Let's go into Exile], a novel about Tibetan refugees fleeing into India. (Dharamsala: Tibet Times, 2005)

Bod kyi rtsom rig byung ba brjod pa rab gsal me long [Comprehensive History of Tibetan literature] (Varanasi: Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, 2001 and Lanzhou: Gansu People's Publishing House, 2003)

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

My current project is on the life of Shar Kaden Gyatso(1916-1978), who was a major monastic figure in Repgong, Tibet, before and after the Chinese invasion.

 

Department of Central Eurasian Studies
Global and International Studies Building 3024
East Building, 3rd Floor
355 North Jordan Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405-1105

Phone: (812) 855-2233
Fax: (812) 855-7500