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Losar (Tibetan New Year)

Date: 
Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 5:00pm to 8:30pm

LOSAR

Celebration of the Tibetan New Year of the Wood Male Horse

 

March 2, 2014, marks the first day of the Wood Male Horse year in the Tibetan Calendar. Please join us to celebrate the Tibetan New Year with the students and faculty of the Tibetan Studies program at the Department of Central Eurasian Studies.

There will be Tibetan food and presentations by the students of Tibetan language classes.

Eveline Yang "The Limits of Amdo in History and Ethnography: Approaches to Identifying the “White Chinese Stupa” (Tib. Rgya mchod rten dkar po)"

Date: 
Monday, March 3, 2014 - 12:30pm

Eveline Yang, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Central Eurasian Studies and the Department of Anthropology, will be discussing her work on "The Limits of Amdo in History and Ethnography: Approaches to Identifying the “White Chinese Stupa” (Tib. Rgya mchod rten dkar po)" on March 3rd, from 12:30-1:30 at the Distinguished Alumni Room in the IMU.

Sonam Dorjee "Tibetan Children’s Education in Amdo Reb-gong (Qinghai province)"

Date: 
Friday, November 15, 2013 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Tibetan Studies Student Association Lecture Series Presents
Sonam Dorjee

Tibetan Children’s Education in Amdo Reb-gong (Qinghai
province)
Ballantine Hall, Room 237
Friday, November 15, 2013 (3:00 PM – 5:00 PM)

 

Winterfest: Holidays Around the World

Date: 
Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Come celebrate the season with fun family crafts and activities exploring holidays from around the world. Several IU international centers will present hands-on activities, including La Casa, the IU German Club, the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, the East Asian Studies Center, the Center for the Study of the Middle East, the Institute for European Study, African Studies, and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Crafts and activities will include St. Nicholas Day shoes, Tibetan Flag Stamping, paper Ramadan lanterns, Sinterklass masks, and Korean games.

Submission Deadline of Twenty First Annual Association of Central Eurasian Students Conference

Date: 
Monday, October 21, 2013 - 4:53pm

TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL EURASIAN STUDENTS CONFERENCE INDIANA UNIVERSITY, BLOOMINGTON

Submission Deadline: December 1st, 2013

The Association of Central Eurasian Students (ACES) at Indiana University invites panel and individual paper proposals for the Twentieth Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference to be held Saturday, March 8th, 2013 on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University.

Embodying Nirvana

Regions Covered: 
Tibet
Historical Central Eurasia

When beings become Buddhas, what happens? What does it mean to be a Buddha? What is lost in attaining awakening, and what is gained? How is nirvana embodied? The nature of the end point of the Buddhist path as attainable and attained by sentient beings has long been an object of controversy among Buddhists.

Professor: 
/~iaunrc/content/richard-nance
Course Code: 
R552
When Taught: 
Fall 2013

Introduction to Buddhism

Regions Covered: 
Tibet
Historical Central Eurasia

This course is intended to serve as an introduction to Buddhism, broadly conceived. We will survey the development of Buddhist thought and practice, from its origins in India to its subsequent expansions into other parts of the world. The course has two main aims: to familiarize you with basic Buddhist ideas and practices as these have taken shape in various historical and cultural settings, and to invite you to think critically and carefully about these ideas and practices and what they imply for those who espouse and engage in them.

Professor: 
/~iaunrc/content/richard-nance
Course Code: 
B210
When Taught: 
Fall 2013

Tibet and the West

This class carries Culture Studies credit & COLL S & H distribution credit

This course examines Western perceptions of Tibet during the past 700 years. It presents Tibetan history and culture during this period and compares Tibetan civilization with the popular concepts about Tibet that prevailed in the West during this same period. The modern Western view of Tibet as "Shangrila," reflected in such novels and films as Lost Horizon will be examined, as will Tibetan perceptions of Westerners and Western civilization.

Regions Covered: 
Tibet
Course Code: 
R571

The Tibetan Empire

This course focuses on the first fully historical, well recorded period of Tibetan history, during the Early Middle Ages, when the Tibetans dominated the Tibetan Plateau and a large part of Eurasia beyond.

Regions Covered: 
Tibet
Historical Central Eurasia
Professor: 
/~iaunrc/content/christopher-i-beckwith
Course Code: 
R579

Tibetan Sources for the Study of Tibetan History

This course will deal with the corpus of Tibetan-language sources for the study of Tibetan history. Students will be exposed to the basic tools for dealing with Tibetan histories, biographies, and geographical materials and related sources. They will be introduced to the major dictionaries and bibliographies, text publication series, online data bases, and document collections, etc. They will learn how to locate, handle, and navigate through all of these materials through weekly assignments.

Regions Covered: 
Tibet
Course Code: 
R579

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