Senior Lecturer, Central Eurasian Studies
Office: Hamilton Lugar School of Global & International Studies 3012
Phone: (812) 856-2960
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
- Introductory Tibetan
- Intermediate Tibetan
- Advanced Tibetan
- Practical Tibetan
- Additional Courses offered: Tibetan Poetry, History of Tibetan Literature
'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.