The Administrative Framework of the Ganden Phodrang Government

Using the material from the Lhasa Archives that is now becoming accessible to researchers, Dobis Tsering Gyal will examine the administrative structures of the Ganden Phodrang Government. In spite of its remarkable stability over the period of its existence, the Ganden Phodrang did undergo a number organisational changes – for example, with regard to ranks and types of personnel, categories of administrative territorial divisions, and procedures of governance. Dobis Tsering Gyal’s research will provided an outline of the operation of the Ganden Phodrang government in a diachronic framework, corresponding to the period covered by the project as a whole.