HIS-399T.5 Modern Tibet

The primary objective of this course is to provide an introduction to modern Tibetan history. While much of our attention will be focused on the political history of Tibet during the twentieth century, we will also spend a considerable amount of time examining the social and cultural dimensions of traditional Tibetan life. Over the course of the term, we will cover topics such as nomadic society, Tibetan religion, the Tibetan empire, the rule of Dalai Lamas, the Chinese administration of Tibet, and the Tibetan independence movement.


3 credits