Tenzin Yewong Dongchung
Field: Tibetan and Chinese History
Advisor: Gray Tuttle
Tenzin Yewong Dongchung is a Ph.D. candidate in the East Asia-History program. In her dissertation, she studies the historical and material conditions that enabled the development and spread of woodblock printing technology along the Sino-Tibetan borderlands during the Qing dynasty (1644-1911). By focusing on artisans who carved the woodblocks and patrons who financed these projects, she hopes to expand the scope of historical actors included in the study of Tibetan Buddhist book culture. Her research brings the study of Tibet and Sino-Tibetan history in conversation with methodologies drawn from material culture studies and history of science and technology.
In 2021, she co-organized and moderated a roundtable discussion on Tibetan art with four curators from Rubin Museum of Art, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
- “An Eighteenth-Century Textual Labyrinth: How a Printing Network of Tibetan Buddhism Developed in Qing Inner Asia Under the Kangxi Emperor’s reign,” Waxing Moon Journal, an annual, peer reviewed journal hosted by the Centre for Digital Research and Scholarship at Columbia University, 2021.
- “Understanding Carton in early modern Europe, fol. 41r,” The Making and Knowing Project, A Digital Critical Edition of BnF Ms Fr. 640, 2020. For more information see https://www.makingandknowing.org/
- Review of “Tibetan Resettlement Stories: Voices of Boston.” High Peaks Pure Earth, 2019.