Symposium: Moving Borders — Tibet in Interaction With its Neighbors

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(Detail) The Sakya Lamdre lineage (Lam ‘bras rgyud). 16th–17th century CE. Tsang, Tibet. Pigment on cloth. H. 35 x W. 22 7/8 in. (89 x 58 cm). MU-CIV/MAO “Giuseppe Tucci,” inv. 882/715. Image courtesy of the Museum of Civilisation/Museum of Oriental Art “Giuseppe Tucci,” Rome.

(Detail) The Sakya Lamdre lineage (Lam ‘bras rgyud). 16th–17th century CE. Tsang, Tibet. Pigment on cloth. H. 35 x W. 22 7/8 in. (89 x 58 cm). MU-CIV/MAO “Giuseppe Tucci,” inv. 882/715. Image courtesy of the Museum of Civilisation/Museum of Oriental Art “Giuseppe Tucci,” Rome.

International scholars, art historians, and curators focus on the topic of the moving borders of the Tibetan cultural zone across the centuries, from the Imperial period to the present, including the Western exploration of Tibet.

Peripheral Visions: An Indian Buddha in the Tibetan Imaginary

Keynote Address by Andrew Quintman at Asia Society

Friday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m.

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Symposium at Asia Society

Free program with museum admission.

Saturday, May 5, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Symposium participants include:

Karl Debreczeny, Rubin Museum of Art

Brandon Dotson, Georgetown University

Deborah Klimburg-Salter, University of Vienna and Harvard University

Leonard van der Kuijp, Harvard University

Rob Linrothe, Northwestern University

Robert Mayer, Wolfson College, Oxford and Ruhr Universität, Bochum

Adriana Proser, Asia Society

Andrew Quintman, Yale University

Gray Tuttle, Columbia University

Luo Wenhua, Palace Museum, Beijing


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In conjunction with the exhibition Unknown Tibet: The Tucci Expeditions and Buddhist Painting through May 20, 2018.

Co-organized by Asia Society and the International Center for Buddhist Studies, Renmin University of China with generous support from Christie’s and John and Berthe Ford.

Pre-order the richly illustrated book featuring works from this exhibition and more at AsiaStore.

Event Details

Sat 05 May 2018
9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Asia Society

725 Park Avenue at 70th Street

New York, NY 10021

Free program with museum admission.
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