Rachael Griffiths

Rachael Griffiths

DPhil Student

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My current DPhil research focuses on the autobiography of Sum pa mkhan po Ye shes dpal ‘byor (1704-1788), a prodigious writer, historian, and powerful religious figure of eighteenth century Tibet. I am particularly interested in his religious and political interactions with key figures of the period, which I believe demonstrates Qing cosmopolitanism at grass-root level. In addition, I am interested in the Qing dynasty’s promotion of printing and re-printing Buddhist texts, and life writing in the 18th and 19th century.