Panel 19: Rules, Reform and Regulations: New Perspectives on Tibetan Social History

PANEL 19: Rules, Reform and Regulations:  New perspectives on Tibetan social history


Convenors: Jeannine Bischoff, Saul Mullard




9:00-9:30 The Social Role of the Monastic Institution in Pre-Modern Tibet: ‘New’ Sources and Perspectives

Berthe Jansen

9:30-10:00 Tibetan law and its influence in Amdo

Fernanda Pirie

10:00-10:30 Obligation Contracts (gan rgya) and their use for Tibetan social history

Jeannine Bischoff


Tea and Coffee


11.00–11:30 The Iron-Tiger Land Settlement

Kalsang Norbu Gurung

11:30–12:00 On the Exercise of Jurisdiction in South-East-Tibet after the Rise of the dGa’ ldan pho brang Government

Peter Schwieger

12:00–12:30 Preliminary remarks on class, national identity, and immigration in the Sikkimese Himalaya: The Fifteen-Clause Legal Oath of 1876

Saul Mullard

12:30–13:00 The Invisible Genius:  mKhan-po gZhan-dga’ and His Reform of Higher Education in the Early Twentieth Century

Achim Bayer




2:00–2:30 Bca’ Yig: A Case-Study. The Monastic Constitution of the Philosophical College of Phan bde rgya mtsho gling Monastery

Lucia Galli

2:30–3:00 Reason against Tradition: an Attempt at Cultural Reform in a Tibetan-speaking Community at the Dawn of Panchayat-Era Nepal

Charles Ramble

3:00–3:30 Political Documents in The Collected Works of Dalai LamaⅩⅢ

Shun Hidaka

3:30–4:00  A Study of Gtan tshigs: A Genre of Land Tenure Document and its Implication in Tibetan Social History

Kensaku Okawa

4:00–4:30 Tea and coffee
4:30–5:00 A study of the peace treaty of the first Tibet-Gorkha war of 1789

Yuri Komatsubara

5:00–5:30 Cultural Practices in the Border Region of Sino, Tibetan and Mongolia—A Preliminary Study Centres on Yang Zhifu

Zhang Haiyan