The Gendun Chopel Centennial Conference, commemorating the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Tibet’s most influential—and most controversial—scholar of the twentieth century, was the first major event organized by Trace Foundation’s Latse Library. Held on November 7–9, 2003, the conference convened twenty-two friends, family, and acquaintances, scholars, biographers, and collectors from seven countries to cover all aspects of Gendun Chopel’s life and legacy. This online resource presents a wealth of materials on Gendun Chopel, including transcripts from the conference, event photos, interviews, video, and much more. READ MORE
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The Proceedings of the Gendun Chopel Centennial Conference
Dr. Luc Schaedler of Switzerland has kindly agreed to let us make available here his fascinating collection of interviews—as well as some video—that he collected for his PhD dissertation, Angry Monk: Reflections on Tibet: Literary, Historical, and Oral Sources for a Documentary Film, for the University of Zurich. He met and spoke with some of the closest of Gendun Chopel’s family, friends, and acquaintances. Alongside his dissertation, he also wrote and directed the film Angry Monk, a documentary on Gendun Chopel.
Based in Zurich, Dr. Schaedler is the founder of go between films. His latest documentary is Watermarks: Three Letters from China (2013).
Note: The interviews appear here as they do in Luc Schaedler's PhD dissertation with very light (primarily punctuation conventions) editing on our part. The text in brackets ones sees in the transcripts are Dr. Schaedler's own comments and elucidations.