Yabshi Pan Rinzinwangmo

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Yabshi Pan Rinzinwangmo
Born 1983 (age 30–31)
Beijing, People's Republic of China
Alma mater American University
Tsinghua University
Parents Choekyi Gyaltsen
Li Jie

Yabshi Pan Rinzinwangmo (尧西·班·仁吉旺姆, born 1983) is the only child of the 10th Panchen Lama of Tibet and Li Jie, a Han Chinese who was a doctor in the People's Liberation Army. Popularly known as the "Princess of Tibet",[1] she is considered important in Tibetan Buddhism and Tibetan-Chinese politics, as she is the only offspring in the 620 plus year history of either the Panchen Lama or Dalai Lama reincarnation lineages. Rinzinwangmo was schooled in the United States for 10 years prior to returning to China in 2005. That same year, Rinzinwangmo began her PhD in Finance at the prestigious Tsinghua University in Beijing. In June 2010, Rinzinwangmo finished her doctoral thesis and graduated. As both a Chinese/Tibetan and a global youth leader, Rinzinwangmo dedicates much of her time and energy to her ongoing roles with numerous global charities and organizations: namely the All-China Youth Federation, Tibet Red Cross, Snowland Great Rivers Environmental Protection Association, and several orphanages and eye camps in the Tibetan ethnic regions. Fluent in several Tibetan dialects, Mandarin Chinese and English.


  1. ^ McDonald, Hamish (November 12, 2005). "Bridging the gap". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved August 13, 2011. 

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