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Kamran Asdar Ali, Director WCH 4.132, Mailcode G9300, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3550

Symposium: "Out of Place: Tibet, Travel and Buddhism in the Early 20th Century"

Friday October 5, 2012, 1-5pm- Capitol Room, Edgar A. Smith Building (across from Blanton Museum)

Posted: September 19, 2012

Focusing on the image and influence of Tibet in the early 20th century, this symposium, which is organized and chaired by Professor Janice Leoshko, raises provocative questions about the intersections of travel, art and religion.

Professor Clare Harris, Reader-Curator, School of Anthropology, Oxford University, "Locating Tibetan Art: the ethics and aesthetics of the Younghusband Mission to Tibet 1903-4" 

Professor Michael Charlesworth, Dept. of Art and Art History, University of Texas, “On the Eaves of the World": Reginald Farrer's expedition to Tibet, 1914-1916” 

Professor Donald Lopez, Jr., Dept. of Asian Languages & Cultures, University of Michigan, “A British Husband and a Hindu Wife: Gendun Chopel in India” 

This event is supported by the Yew Endowment, Dept. of Art and Art History, the Blanton Museum of Art and the South Asia Institute, the University of Texas at Austin.

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