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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Situ Panchen: Creation and Cultural Engagement in 18th-Century Tibet, Feb 2009

14 Jan 2009

Situ Panchen: Creation and Cultural Engagement in 18th-Century Tibet, Feb 2009

The Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY, US.

Supplied note:
"The Rubin Museum of Art is organizing its first scholarly conference, 'Situ Panchen: Creation and Cultural Engagement in 18th-Century Tibet,' February 7 and 8, 2009. The brilliant polymath Situ Panchen Chokyi Jungne (1700-1774) was influential in multiple domains of cultural and institutional life in 18th-century Tibet. Situ made major contributions to the fields of painting, the literary arts, and medicine. He was also a charismatic leader during a particularly volatile period in Tibetan history, as well as the senior court chaplain in the culturally significant Kingdom of Derge on the Sino-Tibetan border.
We have invited eight scholars to present on the many aspects of his cultural production and engagement with the social world of his time in their respective fields, including: patronage and print culture, authenticity and Indic roots, artistic impact in China, politics and sectarian relations, medicine, and literary scholarship. We hope that such a well-rounded and multidisciplinary approach will constitute a significant contribution to an understanding of Tibetan intellectual history in the pivotal 18th century.

The conference schedule, abstracts, and registration information can be found at: [the URL below] [...].

This program coincides with opening weekend of the exhibition 'Patron and Painter: Situ Panchen and the Revival of the Encampment Style' (February 6-August 17 [2009]) at the Rubin Museum of Art:

The conference is being held in conjunction with Columbia University's 'Tibet and the Social Sciences Workshop' We hope that these two back-to-back events will draw the academic community into NYC for this exciting weekend of programming! - kd."

Site contents:
* Program: Sat, Feb 7, 2009; * Program: Sun, Feb 8, 2009;
* Conference Abstracts: (# Remi Chaix (Societes et Cultures en Himalaya, CNRS, Paris) - Situ Panchen and the House of Derge: A Demanding but Beneficial Relationship, # Karl Debreczeny (Rubin Museum of Art) - Situ Panchen' s Artistic Legacy in Yunnan, # Frances Garrett (University of Toronto) - Medical Literature in the Situ Panchen Tradition, # Nancy G. Lin (University of California, Berkeley) - Situ Panchen and the Re-enactment of Buddhist Origins, # Jann Ronis (University of Virginia) - Situ Panchen and Sectarian Relations in Eighteenth-Century Derge: Precursor to the Ecumenical Movement (ris med), # Kurtis R. Schaeffer (University of Virginia) - Situ the Scholar).


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