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How to Purify a Dead God: Theory and Design of a Seventeenth-Century Tibetan Holiday

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 4:15pm

Please join us in welcoming Ian MacCormack (Harvard University) for his talk "How to Purify a Dead God: Theory and Design of a Seventeenth-Century Tibetan Holiday"

Lecture: "The Trials of Gendun Chopel"

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 5:00pm

On Thursday, February 1, Dr. Donald Lopez will be giving a lecture entitled "The Trials of Gendun Chopel," in the Global and International Studies Building, room 1100.

Gendun Chopel (1903-1951) was arguably the most important Tibetan intellectual of the twentieth century, renowned as a poet, painter, historian, and philosopher.

CEUS Fall Expo

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 11:00am

Come learn about the many languages and programs offered by the department of Central Eurasian Studies from 11-2:30 on Thursday, October 26

Test Drive Day

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 10:10am

On October 5th, CEUS is offering an oppertunity to try out a new language.

Join an introductory language class for the day and get a taste of what the department has to offer!

Registration is required, so please email to schedule your "test drive."

Fall Reception, 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 5:30pm


Department of Central Eurasian Studies
Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
School of Global and International Studies, Atrium

Come celebrate the beginning of the new academic year as we welcome new and returning faculty, students, and scholars!


Screening of Tibetan Film- Tharlo

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 7:00pm

On Monday, September 11, 2017, the IU Cinema will screen the Tibetan film Tharlo as a part of the Diversifying East Asia film series.

The Biography of the First Khalkha Jetsundampa Zanabazar

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 1:00pm

The Biography of the First Khalkha Jetsundampa Zanabazar


Monday, April 10, 2017 1:00pm, Ballantine Hall 305



Dr. Agata Bareja-Starzynska

Institute of Oriental Studies University of Warsaw, Poland


This talk introduces the biography of the First Khalkha Mongol Jetsundampa Zanabazar (1635-1723), written by his disciple in the Tibetan language – the language of the intellectual religious elite of the Mongols – and following the Tibetan biographical genre.

Award-Winning Director Tenzin Tsetan Choklay brings his film to IU

By Shahlo Seidmedova

On Friday, November 11, the film “Bringing Tibet Home” was screened at Woodburn Hall in IMU followed by a Q&A session with the director, Tenzin Tsetan Choklay. Choklay is a New York based Tibetan filmmaker who won the “Emerging Director Award” at the 2014 Asian American International Film Festival in New York City.

Film Showing - Bringing Tibet Home

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 6:00pm

Bringing Tibet Home


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