More than 300 scholars on Tibetology from China and overseas gathered in Beijing on Monday for the opening of a key international seminar promoting Tibetan studies.
With the theme "Prosperity of Tibetan Studies and the Opening of Tibet," the seminar is an important platform for academics in Tibetology at home and abroad to showcase the latest research findings and deepen exchanges and cooperation.
During the event, scholars will discuss various topics such as education, Tibetan Buddhism, social transformation and change, and architecture and living conditions on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
Wan Guo, professor at Southwest Minzu University, believes that the optimization direction of Tibetan studies should focus on the cultivation of high-level talents. "It should be an effective optimization approach to set up majors from the postgraduate stage of education and focus on the cultivation of postgraduates and doctoral students," he said.
Birgit Kellner, director of the Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, noted that Sanskrit manuscripts preserved in Tibet have great historical and cultural value.