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Hungary holds seminar to commemorate founder of Tibetology
13:26, June 11, 2010  


A seminar on Tibetan studies was opened in Eotvos Lorand University on June 2 to commemorate 225th anniversary of Korosi Csoma Sandor, celebrated Hungarian philologist and founder of Tibetology, photo from China Culture.org.


A seminar on Tibetan studies was opened in Eotvos Lorand University on June 2 to commemorate 225th anniversary of Korosi Csoma Sandor, celebrated Hungarian philologist and founder of Tibetology.

Liu Wenqing, cultural counsellor of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China to Hungry attended the seminar and made some remarks.

"I'm glad to attend the seminar to commemorate Korosi Csoma Sandor, founder of Tibetology in Europe and Tibetan Buddhism . Hungary and China have never stopped their friendly intercourse despite the distance between them. In 19th century, Csoma set out to the East in order to trace the origin of the Magyar ethnic group. He finally proved that the Magyar ethnic group was originated from the East," said Liu Wenqing.

During his 20-year stay in India, Csoma, widely known as the founder of Tibetology, conducted a thorough research on Tibetan culture and religion and wrote a great number of articles which have become important resources to study European Tibetology and Tibetan Buddhism.

Csoma compiled the first Tibetan Grammar and Dictionary and catalogued the Tibetan works in the library of the Asiatic Society. He died on April 11, 1842 in Darjeeling, a town in the Indian state of West Bengal on the way to Tibet.

Liu Wenqing urged Hungarian scholars to carry forward Csoma's spirit and continue to promote the friendly ties between China and Hungary.

Dr. Dell Yeck, chairman of Tibet Association of Hungary, Hao Qingxin, head of Confucius Institute of Eotvos Lorand University, Zhouwei, visiting professor of China Tibetololgy Research Center and around 60 Hungarian scholars and experts attended the seminar, which will last for three days.

Source:China Tibet Information Center

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