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China scholars to meet in Dharamsala

December 31, 2013

Dharamsala, December 27, 2012: Experts on China from around the world will participate in 3 day conference on Leadership Transition in China: Implications for the Chinese, Tibetans and Others. This 3-day conference is being organized by the Tibet Policy Institute from 28th-30th December in Dharamsala India.

Besides Prof. Chong-Pin Lin, Michael van Walt van Praag, Dr. Gordon G. Chang, the Indian experts like Prof. Madhu Bhalla and Dr. Abanti Bhattacharya will also participate. Chinese born independent scholars and writers like Zhu Rui will also be there. Dalai Lama’s ex envoys on Dharamshala- Beijing talks Kasur Lodi Gyari shall also share the experiences.

Giving the details of the participants Lobsang Choedak, Press Officer, CTA , said that Chinese  Prof. Chong-Pin Lin ,is a professor at the Graduate Institute of International Affairs and Strategic Studies in Tamkang University in Taiwan, and Michael van Walt van Praag is a visiting professor at Modern International Relations and International Law at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton (USA).

Michael Van Walt is the author of the Status of Tibet: History, Rights and Prospects in International Law, which is considered the most definitive work on the international status of Tibet. Dr. Gordon G. Chang, is the author of the celebrated book, The Coming Collapse of China. Dr. Gordon G. Chang currently teaches at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Western Illinois University.

“I welcome the China experts to Dharamsala,” said Tibetan PM (Sikyong), Dr. Lobsang Sangay. “I am confident that all the young staff of the Central Tibetan Administration attending the 3-day conference on the leadership transition in China will receive new insights and perspectives from these China scholars

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