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…

4) shifting my outlook

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.

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