China Tibetology Research Center

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China Tibetology Research Center

The China Tibetology Research Center (Chinese: 中国藏学研究中心; Tibetan: ཀྲུང་གོའི་བོད་རིག་པ་ཞིབ་འཇུག་ལྟེ་གནས།) is an academic research organization in Beijing, China devoted to the study of Tibet (Tibetology). It studies all aspects of Tibet including subjects related to everyday life in Tibetan areas (economy, ecology etc.).


The China Tibetology Research Center was founded in Beijing on May 20, 1986.


Five research institutes comprise the scholarly core of the Chinese Tibetology Research Center. They are:

  • Institute for Social and Economic Studies
  • Institute for History Studies
  • Institute for Religious Studies
  • Institute for Contemporary Tibetan Studies
  • Institute for Tibetan Medicine Studies.

Additionally, the Center also manages the China Tibetology Publishing House, the Kanjur and Tanjur Collation Bureau, the Beijing Tibetan Medical Center, the China Tibetology press and the Center’s Library.


International collaboration and academic exchange are key activities of the Chinese Tibetology Research Center. The Center has successfully held three international seminars for Tibetan studies. In 2001, about 220 scholars from 14 countries attended the Beijing International Seminar for Tibetan Studies. Since the year 2000, the Center has hosted about 230 scholars, diplomats and journalists from 40 countries.

Position on 2008 Tibetan unrest[edit]

Experts from the government-established China Tibetology Research Center echoed leaders in blaming the Dalai Lama clique for deliberately sparking the 2008 Tibetan unrest to separate Tibet from China and sabotage the Aug. 8-24 Beijing Olympics;[1]the regional government of Tibet is quoted: "There has been enough evidence to prove that the recent sabotage in Lhasa was 'organised, premeditated and masterminded' by the Dalai clique," as published by the Xinhua news agency, citing the Tibet government.

However, Lhagpa Phuntshogs, general director of the China Tibetology Research Center, said that even though he believed the Lhasa riots were "carefully premeditated and organized" by the Dalai Lama clique, he said, "so long as the Dalai Lama abandons his separatist position, stops all separatist activities and recognizes Tibet and Taiwan as part of China, the door for consultation and dialogue between him and the central government is always open." [2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 'Dalai clique behind violence': World: News: News24
  2. ^ San Francisco Chronicle Thursday, March 27, 2008--Nearly 1,000 give selves up after riots, China says:

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