2008 Beijing Seminar on Tibetan
Studies is officially launched in the Beijing Tibetology Research
Center, Oct. 14. (Photo: Tibet.cn/Mirenda
BEIJING, Oct. 19 -- 2008 Beijing Seminar on Tibetan
Studies was officially launched in the Beijing Tibetology Research Center on
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
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:
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
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
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.