BSTD 210: Tibetan Culture in Tibet and Nepal

This course considers Tibetan culture from an ethnographic perspective, exploring the topic within Nepalese ethnic communities that are culturally continuous with Tibet, and in the refugee community. Music, dance, art, religion, food and social structure are considered along with issues such as adaptation, migration, globalization and identity. The course incorporates a broad theoretical and historical perspective as well as using field trips and encounters with members of the community to introduce and explain relevant issues.