Lecture: Tibetan Historical Contribution to the Formation of a Pluralistic and Integrated Country

April 1, 2018 Multifunction Room, B1 200 people


Zhang Yun

Zhang Yun is the director of the Institute of History in the China Tibetology Research Center, a doctoral history researcher. His primary research interest relates to ancient Tibetan history and culture, with a special emphasis on the Tubo Period from the Tang to the Yuan Dynasty in the hinterland. He is a member of the Academic Committee of the China Tibetology Research Center, a doctoral supervisor of Shaanxi Normal University's Center for the Study of Ethnic Minorities in Northwest China , a member of the "Innovative Base for Language, Literature and Culture, Philosophy of History and Geography and Social Sciences of the Ethnic Minorities in China" Academic Committee of Minzu University of China, a Distinguished Professor of the Research and Innovation Platform for Tibetan areas in South Asia and China of Sichuan University, visiting professor of several universities, such as the Tibet University, the Xizang Minzu University and the Qinghai Nationalities University, a specially-appointed researcher of the Tibet Museum. He enjoys a special government allowance from the State Council.

Youth Projects  of the National Social Science Fund over which he presided or participated in: "Research on Relations Between the Tubo Civilization and Persian Civilization in the Tang Dynasty" (1997~1999); general topics of the China Tibetology Research Center: "Research on the System for Ruling Tibet by the Central Government in the Yuan Dynasty"; writing the Tibetan part of the Yuan Dynasty in the Middle Ages - Yuan Dynasty (edited by Chen Dezhi) in Volume 8 of the General History of China (edited by Bai Shouyi), a "State Key Project in Philosophy and Social Science during the 'Sixth Five-Year Plan'"; several scientific research tasks such as the Studies on the History of Relations Between the Central Government and Tibet since the Yuan Dynasty, which was a "State Key Project in Philosophy and Social Science during 'the Seventh Five-Year Plan'".


The objective of the exhibition "The Culture of Sky Road -- Exhibition of Tibetan History and Culture": Starting from cultural exchanges, it describes the cultural identity and interdependence that Tibet has gradually generated in regard to the Chinese hinterland in the process of historic and cultural development, moving on to consider the political national identity. The Tibetan nationality has made great historical contributions to the formation of a pluralistic and integrated Chinese nation and a unified multi-ethnic country. In this lecture, Prof. Zhang offers a detailed explanation of "Tibet in a pluralistic and integrated nation" from an historical perspective.


Registration Date: April 1, 2018

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