April 20, 2017

Homage to a Teacher: Pholhane’s Biography

Tibetan Studies at IU – A Tribute to Elliot Sperling ༄༅།། ཨིན་ཌི་ཡ་ན་སློབ་གྲྭ་ཆེན་མོའི་བོད་རིག་པ་སྟེ། ཨེ་ལིའོ་ཊི་ སྤེར་ལིང་མཆོག་ལ་ཡི་རངས་རྗེས་དྲན་ཞིག
February 20, 2017

For Elliot from a friend

It is with a profound sense of disbelief that I try to come to terms with the fact that Elliot is no more. Elliot, no one […]
February 14, 2017

Remembering my Teacher

Perhaps the last thing that a student wants to do is write knowing that one’s teacher will not be there to read it. Everyone who has […]
February 8, 2017

Personal Reflections on a Public Loss

It is hard to think of Professor Elliot Sperling’s death as anything other than a colossal tragedy. He was only 66 and he exuded life, health […]
February 7, 2017

Song for Elliot: The Universe’s Gifted Son’s Return

We must let you go Though we’re filled with sadness We must stay behind In this world of madness and lies Our lives may go on […]
February 6, 2017

Tibetologist and Sinologist Elliot Sperling on Chinese People’s Understanding of Tibet, Tibetan Buddhism and the Tibet Issue

The sudden death of the renowned Tibetologist Elliot Sperling represents a loss that is difficult to put into words. On February 1, I wrote on Twitter […]
November 17, 2016

Between China and the World: Issues in Tibet’s History

Guest Lecture by Prof. Dr. Elliot Sperling at the University of Zurich on 17th November 2016. Video edited by Konstantinos Chalakatevakis.
September 17, 2016

The Dire Consequences of the Imprisonment of Ilham Tohti

The nomination last week of the imprisoned Uyghur Professor Ilham Tohti for the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought is welcome recognition of the […]
March 11, 2016

Tibet and Modernity

Round-table discussions moderated by Prof. Elliot Sperling of Indiana University, participated by Dr. Federica Venturi of Indiana University and Dr. Roberto Vitali, an independent scholar from […]