Dr Tsering Shakya

Published: 7 Oct 2016


Dr. Shakya is the Research Chair in Religion and Contemporary Society in Asia Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Colombia. He is a widely published scholar, on both historic and contemporary Tibet. He has acted as an expert for Tibetan asylum cases in UK, EU, and US Department of Homeland Security for many years. Among his many published texts, his most expansive work to date The Dragon in the Land of Snows: A History of Modern Tibet Since 1947 (Pimlico, London 1999) is a world renowned text on the modern history of Tibet. Dr. Shakya attended London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) with a B.A. Honours in Social Anthropology and South Asian History. He received his M.Phil. in Tibetan Studies in 2000 and Ph.D. in Tibetan Studies June 2004. Dr. Shakya has also taught at the Centre of Refugee Studies at Oxford University, England.