J.H. Edgar: Australian Missionary on the Tibetan-Chinese Border, 1902-1936
China Studies Research Centre Online Seminar Series
- Thursday 14 May 2020 03:00 pm until Thursday 14 May 2020 04:30 pm (Add to calendar)
- China Studies Research Centre
- Presented by:
- Dr. David Templeman
- Type of Event:
James Huston Edgar was in the right place at the right time in the turbulent borderlands between China and Tibet in the early twentieth century. As a missionary in the area of contested control between China in the late-imperial and Republican periods and the Government of Lhasa, he recorded many insightful observations about the region. This seminar will evaluate his observations on a range of topics, such as the political strategies enacted by General Zhao Erfeng, including Zhao’s strategies to Sinicize the region, and Tibetan resistance. Many points made in the presentation will draw on a newly-discovered archive of Edgar’s materials that includes letters, maps and a variety of other unpublished writings.
About the Speaker
Dr. David Templeman is an Adjunct Researcher at the China Studies Research Centre and works on translating seventeenth-century Tibetan historical texts. His next project will deal with J.H. Edgar and his life and times.
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