HTIB00811U Introduction to Tibetan Studies 1

Volume 2015/2016

Udbydes efter Studieordning for Tibetologi, 2015

Studieordning for tilvalgsstudiet på BA-niveau i Tibetologi, 2007


This course provides an overview of Tibetan Studies and highlights the most obscure, puzzling, and captivating moments of Tibetan history and its myths. It opens with an introduction to the academic subject of Tibetan Studies, its historical developments, debates, limitations, and prospects, with an emphasis on distinguishing between the emic (“insider”) and etic (“outsider”) perspectives. In the second part of the seminar, we introduce a basic outline of the Tibetan political and religious history from the beginnings of historiography on Tibet in the 7th century A.D. up to 1959, which marks the transition of Tibet from the traditional and indigenous rule to the amalgamation with the Communist Chinese state.

Learning Outcome

BA 2015-ordning:
Introduktion til Tibetologi 1 (fagelementkode xxxxxxxxxx)

BA tilvalg 2007-ordning:
Introduktion til Tibetologi A (fagelementkode HTIB10011E)

Will be distributed during the semester

Seminar with lectures and group work
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 56
  • Preparation
  • 150,25
  • Total
  • 206,25
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Criteria for exam assesment