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Situ Panchen Conference

Creation and Cultural Engagement in 18th-Century Tibet

February 7–8, 2009
5:00 PM–8:00 PM

A conference organized by the Rubin Museum of Art to celebrate the opening of Patron and Painter: Situ Panchen and the Revival of the Encampment Style
The brilliant polymath Situ Panchen Chokyi Jungne (1700-1774) was influential in multiple domains of cultural and institutional life in 18th-century Tibet. Situ made major contributions to the fields of painting, the literary arts, and medicine. He was also a charismatic leader of the Karma Kagyu school during a particularly volatile period in Tibetan history, as well as the senior court chaplain in the culturally significant kingdom of Derge during its golden age. At this conference eight scholars will present papers on aspects of Situ’s cultural production and engagement with the social world of his time.