Georgetown Event: WHY THE GOLDEN URN? QING USE OF THE TRULKU SELECTION SYSTEM IN THE 18TH CENTURY TIBET AND MONGOLIA

Georgetown Institute for Global History & The SFS Asian Studies Program

cordially invites you to a presentation entitled

WHY THE GOLDEN URN? QING USE OF THE TRULKU SELECTION SYSTEM IN THE 18TH CENTURY TIBET AND MONGOLIA

featuring

Tsering Shakya

Canadian Chair in Religion and Contemporary Society in Asia, Institute for Asian Research at the University of British Columbia

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)

Intercultural Center (ICC) 662

Georgetown University
Washington, DC 20007

 In 1792 Emperor Qianlong introduced the Golden Urn (Lottery) system for the selection of high ranking Tibetan and Mongolian Trulkus, (reincarnate lamas).   Recently, the PRC government used the Golden Urn for the selection of the 11th Panchen Lama in order to demonstrate China’s claims of sovereignty over Tibet.  Most studies focus on when the Golden Urn method was used;  in this talk, Tsering Shakya will examine the reason why this method of selection was used.

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