Beijing seminar launched on Tibetan studies
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2008 Beijing Seminar on Tibetan Studies is officially launched in the Beijing Tibetology Research Center, Oct. 14. (Photo: Tibet.cn/Mirenda Wu)

    BEIJING, Oct. 19 -- 2008 Beijing Seminar on Tibetan Studies was officially launched in the Beijing Tibetology Research Center on Oct. 14.

    More than 220 Tibetologists, experts and scholars, including 16 foreign experts from Japanese, India, Russia, Australia, England, America, France, Germany, Hungary, Canada, Austria, Switzerland and other countries, and 11 experts from Hongkong and Taiwan of China, attended the seminar.

    Zhu Xiaoming, researcher with China Tibetology Research Center, presided over the meeting. Sita, vice minister of the CPC United Front Work Department and vice chairman of CAPDTC, Lhakpa Phuntsok, director-general of China Tibetology Research Center, Sun Yong, vice head of the Tibet Academy of Social Science and Austrian Tibetologist Steinkeilner, attended and addressed at the seminar.

    Lhakpa Phuntsok said at the meeting Tibet Autonomous Region as well as other Tibetan-inhabited areas, have undergone world-striking changes while the living standard of Tibetan people has greatly improved, since the reform and opening-up policy in China.
    

Lhakpa Phuntsok, director-general of China Tibetology Research Center, addresses the 2008 Beijing Seminar on Tibetan Studies in the Beijing Tibetology Research Center, Oct. 14.(Photo: Tibet.cn/Mirenda Wu)

    He said Tibet is a part of China since ancient time, the development of Tibet has closely connected with its motherland, China. The Chinese central government has never changed its policies on protection and study of Tibetan culture, in spite of the March 14 riots in Lhasa, capital of Tibet.

    The seminar provides a window for experts from home and abroad to exchange their views on Tibetan studies as well as improves China's international status and influence on Tibetan studies.

    Taking advantage of the meeting, the China Tibetology Research Center also introduced dozens of classics on Tibetan studies to the whole country and the world.

    Jointly sponsored by the China Tibetology Research Center, China Association for Preservation and Development of Tibetan Culture (CAPDTC), Tibetan Academy of Social ScienceúČand undertaken by the China Tibetology Research Center, the seminar will last for three days.

    From October 17 to 23, some of them will leave Beijing for Tibet's capital city Lhasa by the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, to have investigation.

    In the afternoon of October 14th, eight discussion groups, namely social & economic studies, linguistic & literature, religion studies, Sanskrti studies, museum studies, history studies, modern & contemporary studies and Tibetan medicine studies, will be held at the same time scattering in 8 lobbies.

    (Source: Tibet.cn)

Editor: Yan
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