Introduction       

           August   20 - Syllabus Day
            August   
22 - Visions of Shangri-la: Western Images of Tibet
            August   24 -
From Lost Horizon to Seven Years in Tibet


 Unit I: Foundations of
Tibet       

          August 27- The Complicated Definitions of Tibet
                
- Reading #1: Goldstein - Preface (Political and Ethnographic Tibet)
                - Reading #2:
Zenz - 'Tibet -- 'Tibetan' -- 'Tibetanness'

          
August 29 -The "Tibet Question"
                 - Reading #
3:Goldstein - What is Tibet: Fact and Fantasy
          
August 31- Discussion: Defining "Tibet"[MAP QUIZ - STUDY GUIDE]"

          September 3 - Labor Day (No Class)
          September 5 - Religious Foundations: Bon & Buddhism
          September 7 - Book Quiz:  The Life of Milarepa
[pdf] (Study Guide)

          September 10 - Political Foundations: Kingdoms, Rulers & Neighbors
                - Reading #1 - Goldstein - Tibetan Buddhism and Mass Monasticism
                - Reading #2 - Hyer - The Dalai Lamas and the Mongols
          September 12 - Tibet in Asia/Tibet in China
                - Reading #3 - Sperling - Awe and Submission
          September 15 - Discussion: Rise of Political Tibet
(Kingdoms of the Himalays)

          September 17 - Amdo and Kham Tibet [Valley of the Heroes]
          September 19 - Reconciling Imagined & Historical Tibet [Seven Wonders of the Buddhist World]
          September 21 - Unit I Quiz
(Study Guide)


Unit II: Sacred People & Places      

         September  24 - Reincarnation as a Political System (Unmistaken Child; Kundun)
         September  26 - Political Intrigue and the Dalai Lama Succession [video]
         September  28 - Discussion: The Dalai Lama and the Rituals of Reincarnation (My Reincarnation - Who is who)

                - Reading #1 - Goldstein - Circulation of Estates in Tibet
                - Reading #2 - van der Kuijp - The Dalai Lamas and the Origins of Reincarnate Lamas
                - Reading #3 - Love Songs of the Sixth Dalai Lama
                - Reading #4 - Thireenth Dalai Lama's Last Testament (Optional)

          October  1 - Lhasa & the Potala Palace [Lost World of Tibet]
          October  3 - Fifth Dalai Lama
          October  5 - Discussion: Seventeenth Century Lhasa

                - Reading #1 - Blondeau and Gyatso - Lhasa, Legend and History
                - Reading #2 - Boulnois - Gold, Wool and Musk: Trade in Lhasa in the Seventeenth Century
                - Reading #3 - Buffetrille - Lhasa, City of Pilgrimage

          October  8 - Labrang and Eastern Tibet
          October  10 - Panchen Lama in Tibet's Past
          October  12 - Book Quiz:  In Search of the Panchen Lama  (Study Guide)

                - Reading #1 - Nietupski - A Tibetan Buddhist Monastery at the Crossroads of Four Civilizations.

          October  15 - Book Discussion
          October  17 - Pilgrimages (video), Sacred Spaces and Mountains (map)
          October  19 - Discussion:
                - Reading #1 - Buffetrille - Reflections on Pilgrimages to Sacred Mountains, Lakes and Caves
                - Reading #2 - van Spengen - On the Geographical and Material Contextuality of Tibetan Pilgrimage

                      

          October  22 - Tantric Yogis and Six Teachings of Naropa
          October  24 - Treasure Hunters and Saintly Madmen
          October  26 - Unit II Quiz
- Study Guide


Unit III: 20th Century
Tibet       

 

          October  29 - Early 20th Century Tibet(on-line video) map)
          October  31 -
Great Game Politics and Tibet, 1913-1939 (Tibet's Hidden Kingdom)
          November  2 - Discussion:
Inside Tibet (video #13)

          November 5 - Tibet during World War II
          November 7 - Tibet and the New Himalayan World
          November 9 - Book Quiz:  Tibetan Diary (Study Guide)

          November 12 - Discussion: Tibetan Diary
          November 14 -
PRC Tibet [map] (China Invading Tibet; Tibet 1951)
          November 16 - [CLASS CANCELLED: SNOW DAY]

THANKSGIVING BREAK November 18-24


 November 26 - 1950s Tibet (Unconquerable Tibet)
 November 28 - 1959 Uprising
 November 30 -The Shadow Circus: The CIA in Tibet

December 3 - Tibet and the Cultural Revolution [Sun over Lhasa] [images]
December 5 - Discussion: 1959 Uprising & the Cultural Revolution in Tibet
                - Reading #1 Tsering Shakya - Dragon in the Land of Snows [1959 Uprising]
                - Reading #
2 - Tubten Khetsun - Memories of Life in Lhasa Under Chinese Rule
December 7 - Unit III Quiz (Study Guide)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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