PANEL 25 – SOWA RIGPA (TIBETAN MEDICINE): CONTEMPORARY AND ANTHROPOLOGICAL STUDIES
WEDNESDAY 22 JUNE (Auditorium B)
Conveners: Geoffrey Samuel and Mingji Cuomu
9.00-9.15: Opening of panel.
9.15-9.45: Mingji Cuomu: Deconstructing and reconstructing tradition: good manufacturing practices and the Tibetan medicine industry in China, 2001–2014.
9.45-10.15: Calum Blaikie: Social, economic and pharmaceutical dimensions of Sowa Rigpa ‘mainstreaming’ in Ladakh.
10.15-10.45: Stephan Kloos: Humanitarianism from below: Tibetan medicine and nationalism in global context.
10.45-11.15: Tea and coffee break.
11.15-11.45: Harilal Madhavan: Property rights of multi-cultural heritages: emergent forms of commercialization and property right issues in Tibetan medicine.
11.45-12.15: Tawni Tidwell:
Collapsing cancer: An hermeneutical and praxis-based comparative analysis of cancer and Tibetan medical etiological categories.
13.45-14.15: Mona Schrempf: Tibetan medicine/ Sowa Rigpa as intangible cultural heritage – developments and conundrums.
14.15-14.45: Nianggajia: The White Pill (rilkar): the history, production and perceived efficacy of a celebrated Tibetan medicine in contemporary Rebgong, Amdo.
14.45-15.15: Padma Gurmet: An overview of evolutionary phase of Sowa Rigpa in India after national recognition.
15.15-15-45: Tea and coffee break.
15.45-16.15: Susannah Deane: Sems nad, spirits and psychosis: an examination of smyo nad (‘madness’) in the Tibetan context.
16.15-16.45: Geoffrey Samuel: The interplay of religious and empirical aspects of Tibetan healing.