Panel 9: Exploring the Uncharted: New Research in Tibetan Folk Literature and Popular Poetic Language

 PANEL 9: exploring the uncharted: New Research in Tibetan Folk Literature and Popular Poetic Language

Convenors: Per Sørensen, Xaver Erhard




9:00–9:30 An Inquiry into the Nature of Tibetan Proverbs and Idiomatic Phrases

Per Sørensen

9:30–10:00 The Quest for Aku Dönpa: The Master-trickster from Tibet’s Lhasa Region

Klaus Löhrer

10:00–10:30 Talking About Birds: Tales of Birds, Big and Small

Lama Jabb


Tea and Coffee


11.00–11:30 Linguistic Features of Tibetan Proverbs from Amdo

Shiho Ebihara

11:30–12:00 Biographies of the Oath-bound Protectors: Liberation Stories from the Dark Side

Cameron Bailey

12:00–12:30 “Entrusting one’s will to the wind”: Proverbs and idiomatic language in early bKa’ gdams pa literature

Ulrike Roesler




2:00–2:30 “Two shepherds, a lama and a moving mountain”: knotting the oral entanglement of lo rgyus and lha rgyun in Amdo local history

Valentina Punzi

2:30–3:00 བོད་ཀྱི་སྲོལ་རྒྱུན་སྙན་ངག་ཁྲོད་ཀྱི་འུད་ཆེན་པོས་མཚོན་སྟངས་ཀྱི་སྐོར་གླེང་བ། [Remarks on the Significance of Boastfulness (‘ud chen po) in Popular Tibetan Poetry]

sKyabs chen bde grol

3:00–3:30 བོད་ཀྱི་རབ་བཏགས་བརྩམས་སྒྲུང་སྐོར་ལ་དཔྱད་པ། [*On Hyperbolic Tales in Tibet]

Yum Tsering Cone

3:30–4:00 Tea and Coffee
4:00–4:30 ཨ་མདོའི་དམངས་གླུའི་རིགས་དབྱེ་དང་མི་ཆོས་བརྗོད་སྙིང་སྐོར་གྱི་ཞིབ་འཇུག  [Research on the Classification of Amdo Folk Songs and Pithy Expressions of Customs and Tradition]

Padma Wanggyal