Seminar on History and Art Culture of Tibetan Buddhism

Beijing (China), 7-10 June, 2007

The seminar was organized by the China Tibetology Research Center (CTRC, Zhongguo zangxue yanjiu zhongxin) in order to promote contact and academic exchanges between major institutions in China involved in Tibetan studies and the research team of the Research Platform/CIRDIS of the University of Vienna, and to explore the possibility of scientific cooperation agreement. Seventeen scientific presentations, covering subjects about methodology, religious studies, historical studies, art history, cultural anthropology and archaeological researches in Tibet were presented. At the end of the seminar, possibilities for future collaboration between China-based research institutions and University of Vienna’s Research and Documentation Center were discussed.

List of participants:

Beihing 2007, group photo 1

Beihing 2007, group photo 2

A. Chinese and Tibetan Institutions

  • China Tibetology Research Center (CTRC, Zhongguo zangxue yanjiu zhongxin), Institute for History Studies: Prof. Zhou Yuan (Director of the Institute), Prof. Feng Zhi (Vice-
  • Director and Associate professor), Dr. Chen Qingying, and Dr. Zhang Yun (researches)
  • China Tibetology Research Center, Institute for Religious Studies, Dr. Dramdul (Director of the Institute)
  • China Tibetology Research Center, China Tibetology Publishing House: Ma Lihua (chief editor)
  • Center for Tibetan Studies of Sichuan University (Chengdu): Prof. Huo Wei (Director) and Prof. Shi Shuo (Vice-Director)
  • Capital Normal University, Institute for Sino-Tibetan Buddhist Art, (Beijing): Prof. Xie Jisheng (Director of the Institute)
  • Tibetan Academy of Social Science, Institute of Nationalities (Lhasa): Dr. Pasang Wangdu, (Director of the Institute)
  • Central University of Nationalities (Beijing): Prof. Palbar Dorje (Department of Philosophy and Religion) and Prof. Zhang Yasha (College of Ethnography and Sociology)
  • China Association for the Preservation and Development of Tibetan Culture (Beijing): Li Chunzhao (secretary)
  • Shaanxi Province Institute of Archaeology (Xi’an): Dr. Zhang Jianlin (Vice-Director and researcher at the Institute)


B. Research Platform/CIRDIS research team

  • University of Vienna: Prof. Deborah Klimburg-Salter, Prof. Helmut Tauscher, Dr. Kurt Tropper and Dr. Erika Forte
  • Austrian Academy of Sciences: Doz. Dr. Helmut Krasser
  • Paris Sorbonne University: Prof. Cristina Scherrer-Schaub