Rinchen Dorje (Renqingduojie)

Advisor: David Germano
Year Entered Program: 2010
Currently Pursuing: PhD
Current Status: Coursework
Educational Background:
BA, Qinghai Normal University
MA, Silliman University

Research Interests

What interests me the most is the temple systems and politics of the monasteries and reincarnation lines in northeastern Tibet. I want to explore the interaction and tension between the major rival Dge lugs monasteries, expansion of their religious jurisdiction, and their relationship with the Beijing and Lhasa governments, and local clan powers. I also wish to pay attention to the situation of Rnying ma and other sects vis-à-vis the dominant Dge lugs in the southern Amdo.