Decalogue. Why I keep coming to Iceland. 4: shifting my outlook

I took these pictures back in…, not sure (too long ago…), in the Summer of 2009 or so…

I took these pictures back in…, not sure (too long ago…), in the Summer of 2009 or so…

But, perhaps paradoxically, in the course of my Tibetan studies (2007-2013), I begun to divert my PhD research away from what seemed to me the prototypical tibetologists’s view, into an eclectic and somehow kaleidoscopic blend of other disciplines which I found far more attractive (narratology, cultural history, comparative studies…) and, more importantly, consciously rejecting the strong role of the Tibetan religious tradition, with more interest in the civil society.

For 2-3 consecutive summers, I co- sponsored a grassroots medical campaign in the Tibetan areas of Gansu province.

For 2-3 consecutive summers, I co- sponsored a grassroots medical campaign in the Tibetan areas of Gansu province.