The Emperor and the Lama: Politics, Religion, and the Relationship between Beijing and Lhasa

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The Emperor and the Lama: Politics, Religion, and the Relationship between Beijing and Lhasa

Tibetan Buddhism played a major role in the political and spiritual lives of the Qing emperors. The alliance between the throne in Beijing and the Lamas who lived in Tibet was an important part of the expansion of the Qing empire in the 17th and 18th centuries. That legacy continues into the 21st century in the often fraught relationship between Beijing and Lhasa. This informative talk looks at that historic relationship from both sides and discusses the situation in the present day from both sides of this sensitive and important topic.

Length: 60-90 minutes including Q&A

Cost: 1500 RMB

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