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Chinese, German Tibetologists Exchange Views on Tibet Culture


 Tibetologists from China shared views on research, protection and development of Tibetan culture with their German counterparts here on Thursday.

Changngopa Tseyang, vice principal of Tibet University, said exchanges between different cultures was necessary and Tibet University had cooperated with universities and colleges in Germany, the United States, Britain and Norway.

She said young students from more than 20 countries were studying Tibetan literature and Tibetology at Tibet University. They are learning language, culture, drama and painting among other subjects. After studying for two or three years, some foreign students have been able to write papers in Tibetan.

Tsering Gyalpo, director of the Institute of Religion Research of the Tibet Academy of Social Science, introduced the research on the Tibetan language and publication of Tibetan Buddhism scriptures by the Academy at the Hamburg event.

Harunaga Isaacson, dean of Hamburg University's Institute for the Culture and History of India and Tibet, said the institute wanted to send more students to China for Tibet study, and launch more joint research programs with Tibet University and the Tibet Academy of Social Science.

Wang Peijun, president of, the biggest Chinese news website on Tibet, said many universities in China had strengthened their Tibetology research and some were now leaders in the area.

He spoke highly of the exchange between different cultures, saying his talks with Hamburg city counsellors and government officials during the visit were meaningful.

China and Western countries had different perspectives on Tibet, said Wang, adding that only through exchanges could understanding and trust be reached.

During the Chinese delegation's stay in Germany, an exhibition on Tibetan art was opened in Berlin and Hamburg, attracting large crowds.

Editor: Liu Xiongfei