NEWS

The 159th Tobunken-ASNET Seminar "When Western International Law Came: The Sovereignty Dilemma of Tibet in the Doddery Chinese Empire"

【Date】
January 19 (Thu), 5:00-6:00 p.m.

【Venue】
Ground Floor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo

【Speaker】
Yan Tang (Visiting Fellow, IASA, The University of Tokyo)

【Title】
When Western International Law Came: The Sovereignty Dilemma of Tibet in the Doddery Chinese Empire

【Commentator】
Khohchahar E. Chuluu (Associate Professor, IASA, The University of Tokyo)

【Abstract】

Sovereignty as a western conception originated from European history. When it came to East Asia along with international law, traditional practice of domestic and international affairs, although being here for centuries, faced a challenge of getting re-legitimated in new legal terms. Tibet issue once arose at the crucial time. The report centers on the evolution of Tibet-China relations before and after international law’s dawning in East Asia, and further analyses the polarized arguments on the status of Tibet against the special background of a changing international legal system in late Qing dynasty.

※Seminar will be held in English.