Tenzin Tsundue

བསྟན་འཛིན་བརྩོན་འགྲུས་
Years of Stay at HYI: 
Aug 2013 to Jun 2014

Tenzin Tsundue (Ph.D., Southwest University for Nationalities, 2006) teaches Political Economics and Public Economics at Southwest University for Nationalities (Chengdu, China). His research interests are composed of three parts: regional organizations at the three major monasteries of Lhasa, disaster relief organizations, and traditional mutual-aid organizations in modern and contemporary Tibet. His current research focuses on disaster archives from the 18th to 20th century in Tibet. During his stay at the Harvard-Yenching Institute, he will use disaster as a point of departure to study the relationships among Tibetans, the environment and institutions.