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Situ Panchen: Creation and Cultural Engagement in 18th Century Tibet

A panel of scholars will discuss the different aspects of the life of Situ Panchen Chokyi Jungne, an individual that greatly influenced 18th century Tibet.

February 7, 2009 12:00am to February 8, 2009 12:00am

Eight scholars will address different aspects of the life of Situ Panchen
Chokyi Jungne (1700-1774), a remarkable individual who greatly influenced
the painting, literary arts, and medicine of 18th-century Tibet. This
brilliant polymath was also the charismatic leader of the Karma Kagyu sect
during a particularly volatile period in Tibetan history and the senior
court chaplain during the golden age of the culturally significant Kingdom
of Derge.

The symposium marks the opening of Patron and Painter: Situ Panchen and
the Revival of the Encampment Style.

Location: Rubin Museum of Art 150 17th Street at Seventh Avenue, New York

Keynote address / Saturday, February 7, 2009, 7:00 pm
Tashi Tsering, Amnye Machen Institute/Tibetan Centre for Advanced Studies,
Dharamshala, India

Presenters / Sunday, February 8, 2009
Participants subject to change.

Rmi Chaix, CNRS: Centre national de la research scientifique, Paris:
Situ Panchen and the House of Derge: A Demanding but Beneficial

Nancy Lin, University of California, Berkeley: Situ Panchen and the
Re-enactment of Buddhist Origins

Karl Debreczeny, Rubin Museum of Art: Situ Panchens Artistic Legacy in

Jann Ronis, University of Virginia, Charlottesville: Situ Panchen and
Sectarian Relations in 18th-century Derge: Precursor to the Ecumenical
Movement (ris med)

Frances Garrett, Univ. of Toronto: Medical Literature in the Situ Panchen

Kurtis Schaeffer, University of Virginia, Charlottesville: Situ the

With discussants: David Jackson, Rubin Museum of Art, and Elliot Sperling,
Indiana University

Call the box office at (212) 620-5000 ex. 344