Beyond Empire and Borders: The Third International Conference on the Qing Dynasty and Inner Asia, Columbia University, October 7, 2017


Conference Schedule 

First Day (WJ 103)

October 6, Friday
9:00-10:00            Welcome Reception (Breakfast)
Opening Remarks
10:00-10:15 Chair: Madeleine Zelin

(Dean Lung Professor of Chinese Studies, Columbia University)

Representative of Columbia University:

Gray Tuttle (Leila Hadley Luce Associate Professor of Modern Tibetan Studies)

10:15-10:30 Representative of Renmin University of China:

Oyunbilig Borjigidai (Executive Dean, School of Chinese Classics)

10:30-10:45 Representative of the Confucius Institute:

Lening Liu (Director, Confucius Institute)

10:45-11:00 Group Photo
I.Chair: Robert Barnett

(Director, Modern Tibetan Studies Program/ Senior Research Scholar, WEAI)

11:00-11:20 Timothy Brook

(Professor, Department of History, University of British Columbia)

Beyond “Empire”: Re-Periodizing China’s History from an Asian Perspective
11:20-11:40 Khatanbaatar Choidogsuren (Executive Director, Luvsandanzanravjaa Academy of Mongolia) Relationship between Manchus and Mongols during the Qing Dynasty Period
11:40-12:00 Urangua Jamsran

(Professor, Department of History, National University of Mongolia)

Qing Dynasty’s Rewards to Mongolian Nobles: Were the Titles and Ranks Purchasable? (17th – pre 20th century)
12:00-12:30 Discussion
12:30-13:30 Lunch
II.Chair: Per K. Sörensen

(Professor of Central Asian Studies, Leipzig University)

13:30-13:50 Yudru Tsomu (Associate Professor, Center for Tibetan Studies, Sichuan University) The Seventh Dalai Lama’s Resident Monastery—The Gartar Monastery: Interactions with the Indigenous Chiefs in Kham and the Qing Court
13:50-14:10 Eveline Yang

(PhD Candidate, Department of Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University) Bloomington

Mongol Royal Lineages in Eastern Tibet: A Preliminary Study of a Chaghadaid Genealogy in Rdza chu kha and Mgo log
14:10-14:30 Riga Shakya

(PhD Student in History-East Asian, Columbia University)

The Qing Through the Auto/Biographies of Tibetan Kalons in the 18th and 19th centuries
14:30-15:00 Discussion
III.Chair: Dedong Wei

(Director of International Center for Buddhist Studies, Renmin University of China)

15:00-15:20 Tsering Shakya (Associate Professor, Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia) Qianlong’s Edict and the Contestation over Succession
15:20-15:40 Ling-Wei Kung

(PhD Student in History-East Asian, Columbia University)

The Secret History of Tibet: The Mindstream Transference from the Fifth to the Sixth Dalai Lamas and its Manchu-Mongolian Translations in the Qing Archives
15:40-16:00 Natsagdorj Battsengel, (Research Fellow, Institute of History, Mongolian Academy of Science) Buddhism and the Mongolian Identity of the Russian Buryats in the 18th Century
16:00-16:30 Discussion
16:30-17:00 Introduction to Columbia’s Special Collections in Manchu, Mongolian, and Tibetan (Organized by Drs. Lauran Hartley and Chengzhi Wang in Kress Room of C. V. Starr Library)
17:00-18:00 Donation Ceremony of Mongolian Tripitaka in C. V. Starr Library (Only for Invited Guests)
Dinner (Szechuan Garden)


Second Day (WJ 417)

October 7, Saturday
9:00-10:00 Breakfast
VI.Chair: Timothy Brook

(Professor, Department of History, University of British Columbia)

10:00-10:20 Oyunbilig Borjigidai

(Professor, School of Chinese Classics, Renmin University of China)

The Changes and Symbolism of Dzungar Mountain and River Blessing Rituals
10:20-10:40 Chengzhi (Kicengge) (Professor, Otemon Gakuin University) A Thorough Investigation of the 18th Century Dzungar Keret Otok
10:40-11:00 Bakhyt Ezhenkhan-Uli (Senior Research Fellow, International Turkic Academy, Kazakhstan) Two Manchu Documents Concerning the Kazakh Territories in the Second Half of 18th Century
11:00-11:20 Max Oidtmann

(Assistant Professor of History, Georgetown University in Qatar)

The Qing’s Last Kūtuktu: Künga Gyeltsen and the Tongzhi Restoration in Inner Asia
11:20-12:00 Discussion
12:00-13:00 Lunch
V.Chair: Tsering Shakya

(Associate Professor, Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia)

13:00-13:20 Weirong Shen (Professor, Institute for Advanced Study of Humanity and Social Science, Qinghua University) Observing “the New Qing History” within and without
13:20-13:40 Zhuangsheng (Kicentai) (Associate Professor, Northeast Normal University) Climate Change in Manchuria and Disaster Relief Policy during the Qing Period: A Study of the Natural Disaster of Hucun River Basin in 1750
13:40-14:00 Jisheng Xie (Professor, Center for Sino-Tibetan Buddhist Art, Zhejiang University) The Origins of the Alloy Copper Statues Zi-khyim Li-ma in the Qing Court
14:00-14:20 Lei Lin

(PhD Candidate, Committee on Inner Asia and Altaic Studies, Harvard University)

The Limits of Empire: The Qing-Gurkha War and China’s Trans-Himalayan Borderland, 1788-1793
14:20-15:00 Discussion
15:00-15:15 Tea Break
15:15-16:00 Round Table Discussion

Chair: Gray Tuttle

(Leila Hadley Luce Associate Professor of Modern Tibetan Studies, Columbia University)

Closing Ceremony


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Ling-Wei Kung

PhD Candidate in History and East Asian Studies, Columbia University

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