A PDF version of the programme can be downloaded here.

Practical information: how to get to Fontainebleau

Informations pratiques: comment venir à Fontainebleau

When the Taxman Cometh

Tax, Corvée and Community Obligations in

Tibetan Societies

6–7 December 2013

 

A Conference of the Franco-German Project SHTS

“Social History of Tibetan Societies, 17th to 20th Centuries”

Hotel L’Aigle Noir, 27, place Napoléon Bonaparte, 77300 Fontainebleau

 

PROGRAMME

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THURSDAY 5 DECEMBER

Arrival of conference participants

FRIDAY 6 DECEMBER

10h00–10h15

Welcome and Introduction

10h15–10h45

Report on Project Publications and Website

10h45–11h15

Tea/Coffee

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Tibetan banknote for website

Friday Morning Session

Chair: Fernanda Pirie

11h15–11h45

Peter Schwieger: The Tax System in Central and Far East Tibet during the Time of the dGa’ ldan pho brang: An Outline of its Structure and Terminology

11h45–12h15

Charles Ramble and Pema Pengyu: A Century of the Great Government Tax of Nepal in a Himalayan Village, from its Origins to its Afterlife

 

12h15–12h45

John Bray: Taxes, Obligations and Diplomacy in Ladakh’s Relationship with Tibet Between the 17th and 20th Centuries

12h45–14h30

Lunch
at the former residence of Aaron Copland

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Friday Afternoon Session

Chair: Peter Schwieger

 

14h30–15h00

Kalsang Norbu Gurung: The Ganden Phodrang’s Administration of Taxation in       Central Tibet

15h00–15h30

Alice Travers:When You Count, Everything’s there, and when Everything’s there, there’s nothing left”. A Criticism of Tax Collecting in Ngam ring rdzong, Central Tibet, during the First Half of the 20th Century

15h30–16h00

Tea/Coffee

16h00–16h30

Jeannine Bischoff: Bits and Pieces of Social History as Provided by Manorial Records

 

16h30–17h00

Liu Yuxuan: What the Ambans Did to Reduce Tax, as Seen from the Announcement Issued in the 60th Year of the Qianlong Reign


19h00
Dinner

gZhung khral document

SATURDAY 7 DECEMBER

Saturday Morning

Guided Visit to Château de Fontainebleau

Chateau for website

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Saturday Afternoon Session

Chair: John Bray

14h00–14h30

Astrid Hovden: Still Paying Bod khral and Mon khral: Taxes and Community Obligations in a Himalayan Village

14h30–15h00

Berthe Jansen: Monk-tax? Three Different Meanings of Grwa khral

15h00–15h30

Maria Turek: Notes on the Economic System in the Historical Kingdom of Nang chen

15h30–16h00

Tea/Coffee

16h00–16h30

Saul Mullard: Another Man’s Burden: Strategies for Avoiding Tax and Other Obligations in Nineteenth-Century Sikkim

16h30–17h00

Discussion

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17h30–18h30

Business meeting

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19h00 Dinner

at the former residence of Aaron Copland

Copland at Fontainebleau residence 1921

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SUNDAY 8 DECEMBER 

Departure of conference participants

Please take a look at the practical information regarding the conference, and also this explanation of the travel tickets refunding process.