1900 E 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47406
Under the current political climate, Tibetan language and literature are gradually becoming endangered species. My life’s goal has been to contribute to the preservation and advancement of Tibetan literature and language. Therefore, I have chosen to devote my career to teaching, writing, researching, editing and translating Tibetan (contemporary, classical, dialectal) so that Tibetan language can flourish in today’s world.
Courses Recently Taught
Current Research Projects
Investigating the conceptual underpinnings of the “five minor fields of knowledge,” pioneered by Sa skya Paṇḍita in the 13th century and developed in the 14th century. The five fields include 1) Poetics (Tib. snyan ngag); 2) Composition (Tib. sdeb sbyor); 3) Synonymics (Tib. mngon brjod); 4) Drama (Tib. zlos gar), and 5) Astrology (Tib. skar rtsis).