PANEL 15 – KNOWLEDGE AND CONTEXT IN THE HISTORY OF TIBETAN MEDICINE
MONDAY 20 JUNE (Auditorium B)
Conveners: William A. McGrath, Olaf Czaja
9.00-9.15: Opening of panel.
9.15-9.45: Barbara Gerke: The signature of recipes: authenticity and the development of precious pill formulas.
9.45-10.15: Carmen Simioli: The Paradigm of the Black Disease and Its Cures: A Critical Survey of Selected Sections from the Vase of Amrita of Immortality (’Chi med bdud rtsi bum pa).
10.15-10.45: Isabella Würthner: Dietary and behavioral recommendations during pregnancy according to Tibetan medicine.
10.45-11.15: Tea and coffee break.
11.15-11.45: Tsering Samdrup (Cairang Sanzhuo): The Magical Rope: a study of ’Phrul Gyi The Gu brGu bsKor, a medical handbook from the wartime.
11.45-12.15: William A. McGrath: Yutok Yönten Gönpo, Nāgārjuna, and the Drangti clan: diagnosis and divination in the instructional literature of Tibetan medicine.
13.45-14.15: Florian Ploberger: The translation of the Rgyud bzhi analysed from a historical point of view.
14.15-14.45: Henk Blezer: A new sense of (dark) humour in Tibet.
14.45-15.15: Antonio Chui: Sangye Gyatso’s secret medicine (gsang sman) in the treatment of srog rlung: The encoded ingredient of esoteric therapeutics.
15.15-15.45: Tea and Coffee break.
15.45-16.15: Katarina A. Sabernig: A new database on Tibetan medical terminology.
16.15-16.45: Olaf Czaja: Taste, post-digestive taste and potency in Tibetan medical treatises.