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Panel of the subproject Tibetan Inscriptions at the 12th Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Vancouver 15-21 August 2010

KT Vancouver 2010 - Buddha Life - Tsaparang

The panel was organized by Cristina Scherrer-Schaub and Kurt Tropper (both members of the subproject Tibetan Inscriptions) and held on the 17th of August, 2-6 pm.

The following papers were presented:

Session I: Chair: Cristina Scherrer-Schaub (University of Lausanne& CIRDIS, Vienna)

Kurt Tropper (Vienna University), The Buddha-vita in the White Temple of Tsaparang

Ben Wood (University of Toronto), Records of Fifteenth-Century Conflicts at Zhwa lu Monastery in Inscription and Biography: Cautionary Narratives in their Historical and Literary Contexts

Session II
: Chair: Kurt Tropper (Vienna University)

Namgyal Lama Kunsang (University of Paris IV, Sorbonne), Inscriptions on Tsha tsha: A Preliminary Survey

Nathan W. Hill (SOAS, University of London), Une nouvelle interpretation de l'incipit de l'inscription du Rkong-po

Cristina Scherrer-Schaub (University of Lausanne& CIRDIS, Vienna), Classifying, Questioning, and Interpreting Tibetan Inscriptions

The concluding Round Table Session mainly addressed the following two issues:

  • Working towards a digital Corpus Inscriptionum Tibetanarum
  • Standardizing the use of editorial signs in Tibetan epigraphy


Download abstracts: Tibetan Inscriptions Panel at the IATS, Vancouver 2010 - Abstracts.pdf