Seminar : The two generals of the Ganden Phodrang army and the Ninth Panchen Lama

This paper is about the two Generals Mtsho sgo and Rnam sras gling. In 1923, when the Ninth Panchen Lama secretly escaped from his Tashi Lhunpo monastery in Shigatse, General Mtsho sgo was sent by the Tibetan government in order to pursue and arrest him. Then, in 1937 when the Ninth Panchen Lama came back to Tibet from China, the Tibetan government sent General Rnam sras gling in order to arrest his Chinese escort. I will examine how, in these former and latter occasions, the Ninth Panchen Lama was pursued and stopped and how he created a new bodyguard corps while he was staying abroad.

Tsewang Topla is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher in Tibetan History at the College for Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarah, India

The conference will be given in Tibetan with a translation in English



Date : Thursday 22nd June 2017 – from 5 p.m to 6:30 p.m

Place : Room 3.04 – Inalco – 65 rue des Grands Moulins 75013 Paris

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