Announcement of the Conference: Waterfall of Youth und moderne tibetische Literatur.

31. October 2015, 01:59


“This is
The waterfall that springs forth from the voices of the youth of the land of Snow!
This is
The waterfall that flows within the hearts of the youth of the land of Snow!”

from Waterfall of Youth by Dhondup Gyal

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Dhondup Gyal’s death. To commemorate this important figure of recent Tibetan history the Tibetan Youth Association in Europe (TYAE) will host a conference on Dhondup Gyal’s work and modern Tibetan literature.
Contemporary Tibetan literature remains mostly inaccessible for many young Tibetan exiles who lack the necessary Tibetan language skills to appreciate it fully. Although the second or third generation of exiles may not have the language skills it is our deep conviction that the message, audacity and beauty of these writings should be heard and discussed. We would therefore like overcome this gap and build a bridge between Tibetan youth in exile and our national literature  produced inside Tibet. 
The conference will be held on Saturday, 28 November 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland.
We are pleased to announce Dr Lama Jabb as our keynote speaker. Dr Lama Jabb is  a Tibetan literature expert, who is also a Junior Research Fellow in Tibetan and Himalayan studies at Wolfson College, University of Oxford.
Registration is open until 20 November 2015. Tibetans of all ages and from all countries are welcome to register. Priority will be given to members of the TYAE and young Tibetans.
Registration fee is CHF 30. For asylum seekers CHF 15.
The conference languages will be Tibetan and German.
The TYAE is looking forward to hosting a successful and vibrant conference with engaged debates and discussions on Tibetan literature and its relation with the Tibetan society. Dhondup Gyal’s Waterfall of Youth will never cease to flow!


You can register under the following Link: