Workshop on Modern Tibetan Literature, November 23, 2019
Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic
We would like to invite you to the workshop “Gulfs and Bridges: Inter-cultural Influences and Emergence of Modern Literature in Tibet” focusing on modern Tibetan literature but approaching it from the stimuli it received from neighboring cultures and literatures. The workshop will be part of the Annual Conference on Asian Studies (ACAS) which this year has the theme “Borders, Bridges, Intersections.” At the same time the workshop is inaugurating the Tibetan research focus of the “Sinophone borderlands” project, which scrutinizes the “interaction at the edges” of empires or cultures.
Within this larger framework we want to take the opportunity to bring together scholars with a strong interest in modern Tibetan literature and discuss topics related to intercultural and literary exchange as well as influences and traces of neighboring literatures, be it Indian, Chinese or Western, in Tibetan literature. Even though the focus is on present state and developments, we understand modern literature as starting in early modern period and would like to invite presenters working on wider range of topics and different periods, starting with the literary influences in the Qing period, through the first half of the 20th century, as well as the Maoist and post-Mao eras to the 21st century. We want to explore the “bridges and intersections” that brought together various influence and sparked literary innovation in the contact zones where Tibetan and Chinese or Indian literatures met.
All participants of the workshop are expected to give a short presentation of 20 minutes (plus 10 min for discussion). It is our aim to publish a collection of articles based on the presentations as a special issue of an acknowledged academic journal.
The workshop will take place in Olomouc, Czech Republic on November 23, 2019, as a part of Annual Conference on Asian Studies (ACAS) organized by the Department of Asian Studies of Palacky University. The workshop is organized and funded within the current faculty project, supported from European Regional Development Fund, Sinophone Borderlands: Interaction at the Edges, reg. no. CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_019/0000791.
Program will be announced soon!
Kamila Hladikova (Czech) Email: email@example.com
Franz Xaver Erhard (Germany) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org