European Institute for Asian Studies
The Protection and Development of Tibetan Culture
  • Start04:00 PM - Oct 17 2016
  • End05:30 PM - Oct 17 2016
  • Asia Platform, Rue de la Loi 26, 10th floor, 1040 Brussels
  • +32 2 230 81 22
  • alberto.turkstra@eias.org

Programme

15:30-16:00

Registration

16:00-10:10

Introduction by the Chair

 

Mr Axel GOETHALS, CEO, European Institute for Asian Studies

16:10-16:45

Keynote Lecture

 

Dr. Yun ZHANG, Director, Institute for History Studies, China Tibetology Research Center

16:45-17:30

17:30

Discussion and Q&A

Closing

The Protection and Development of Tibetan Culture

The People’s Republic of China boasts 55 ethnic minority groups among which the Tibetan ethnic group is one of the most well-known. With rapid development in China, many positive changes have taken place in Tibet’s economy, living conditions, environmental protection, etc. Nonetheless there is ample room for improvement. For Tibet to grow and prosper, it needs to embrace modernity while retaining its unique character.

In order to achieve this, the Chinese government drew up a blueprint in the 2008 white paper: Protection and Development of Tibetan Culture. It establishes a comprehensive framework for Tibet’s future, including the learning, use and development of spoken and written Tibetan language, the protection and promotion of Tibetan cultural heritage and the respect for the religious beliefs and native customs, which are all designed to maintain Tibet’s uniqueness. At the same time, an all-round development of modern science, education and the media is also the focus of this framework in order to provide a strong foundation for Tibet’s future prosperity. This time, the European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS) is honoured to welcome Dr. Yun Zhang to discuss the importance of protecting and developing Tibetan culture and the existing challenges people are facing in this plan.


EIAS welcomes Dr. Yun Zhang, Director of the Institute for History Studies at the China Tibetology Research Center, to discuss the importance of protecting and developing Tibetan culture, embracing modernity while at the same time retaining its unique character.



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