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Copenhagen University shuts down Tibetan studies wing

Denmark has a long tradition of producing good scholarship on Tibetan Studies. Today as the Confucious Institute, a vehicle of the Chinese government purporting to be academic centres on university campuses, mushrooms around the world, the University of Copenhagen is closing its Tibetan studies program. It is sad but it is the sign of the times. Learning about Tibet culture brings no benefit economically to any country. Friendship with the Tibetan leaders is expensive as Western governments have to subsidize them instead of benefiting from Mutual Trade Benefits. With China it is mutual trade benefits. Many private citizens may protest, but the truth of the matter is the trend is heading towards China more and more and away from the corrupt Tibetan government-in-exile in Dharamsala. Their days are numbered. All the problems they have created using religion, regionalism and politics are only giving themselves bigger headaches and losing more support. Write to the decision makers today and help save Tibetology if you wish, but I don’t think it will do any good. Tibetan Studies as a subject that has always been vulnerable as it is not referable to ‘a country’, or to a country that Denmark trades with. This applies [...]



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