Peter Schwieger isRauchofen Professor of Tibetology and the head of the Department of Mongolian and Tibetan Studies at the University of Bonn. His current research focusses on the political and social history of Tibet based on archival material. Institutional page




Main publications related to the ANR/DFG Project “Social History of Tibetan Societies”:

(Forthcoming a) From Hagiography to Modern Short Story: How to get rid of old social ideals and literary stereotypes, in PIATS 2010.

(Forthcoming b) Hybrid Tibetan ”hagiographies“ of the People’s Republic of China, in: St. Conermann/J. Rheingans (ed.) Narrative Pattern and Genre in Hagiographic Life       Writing. Berlin 2013 [=Naratologia Aliena? Studien des Bonner Zentrums für         Transkulturelle Narratologie (BZTN), Bd. 7]

(Forthcoming c) On the Jurisdiction in South-East-Tibet after the Rise of the dGa’ ldan pho brang Government (in PIATS 2013)

(Forthcoming d) “Grenze” (article on the keyword “Grenze”, border/boundary vs. frontier, exemplified by the political history of Tibet, as contribution to a publishing project called Bonner Enzyklopädie der Globalität of the colleagues for Political Science at Bonn University, first to be published in German, afterwards in an English translation with Springer Verlag)

Forthcoming e The Dalai Lama and the Emperor of China. A Political History of the Tibetan  Institution of Reincarnation, New York: Columbia University Press, 2014.

(2005), “Documents on the Early History of He-na-ku, a petty chiefdom in Ladakh”. In: Ladakhi Histories. Local and Regional Perspectives. Edited by John Bray. Leiden: Brill, pp. 161-174.

(2010), “Significance of Ming titles conferred upon the Phag mo gru rulers: A Reevaluation of Chinese-Tibetan Relations during the Ming Dynasty”, in: The Tibet Journal, Special Issue: The Earth Ox Papers. Proceedings of the International Seminar on Tibetan and Himalayan Studies, Held at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, September 2009 on the Occasion of the ‘Thank you India’ Year, ed. by R. Vitali,   Autumn & Winter 2009/ Spring and Summer 2010 vol. XXXIV, no.3 & 4 / vol.XXXV,       no. 1 & 2, Dharamsala (Indien): LTWA, pp. 313-328.

(1991), “Die Hindernisse auf dem Weg zum Staatsvertrag zwischen Purig und  Ladakh 1752/1753”. In: Tibetan History and Language, Studies dedicated to Uray Géza on his seventieth birthday (Wiener Studien zur Tibetologie  und Buddhismuskunde, Heft 26), hrsg. von Ernst Steinkellner: Wien,  pp. 435-440.
(2005), “Ein Paradebeispiel tibetischer Diplomatie im Dienste der  Qing-Herrschaft: Ein Kanzleischreiben des 8. Dalai Lama und sein  Entstehungszusammenhang”. In: Zentralasiatische Studien 34: Halle, pp. 155-178.
(2007), “A Document of Chinese Diplomatic Relations with East Tibet  during the Ming Dynasty”. In: Tibetstudien. Festschrift für  Dieter Schuh zum 65. Geburtstag. Hrsg. von Petra Maurer und Peter  Schwieger. Bonn: Bier’sche Verlagsanstalt, pp. 209-226.