Yale Center Beijing invites you to a screening of the documentary Himalaya: Ladder to Paradise and a conversation with Jianjun Lei, professor at Tsinghua University’s School of Journalism and Communication, Dr. Alark Saxena, program director of the Yale Himalaya Initiative, and Dan Smyer Yu, professor and founding director of the Center for Trans-Himalayan Studies at Yunnan Minzu University.
Through a yearlong filming process, Himalaya: Ladder to Paradise documents the lives of trainees at the Tibetan Mountaineering School from their enrollment to their finally setting foot on the summit of Mount Everest. After the screening, Prof. Jianjun Lei will give a presentation on "Modernization and Livelihood Reconstruction among Young Tibetans", followed by a conversation on "The Moving Himalayas: Transregionality, Resilience and Planetary Ethics" with Dr. Alark Saxena, program director of the Yale Himalayan Initiative, and Dan Smyer Yu, professor and founding director of the Center for Trans-Himalayan Studies at Yunnan Minzu University. Dr. Alark and Professor Smyer Yu will also share remarks on some of the unanswered questions and future research directions of Trans-Himalayan studies.
The language of the event will be English.
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Ticket: RMB 15 for students; RMB 60 for others.
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