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Lecture on "Disclosure of the Only Living Pictograph in the World—Dongba Writing "
DateandTime: 2017-11-25 11:27:23

Speaker: Ge Jianxiong, Professor, Center for Historical Geographical Studies of Fudan University

Date: Nov. 28, 2017

Time: 6:30 p.m.—8:30 p.m.

Location: Room 1408, Block A, Zhixin Building, Central Campus

Sponsor: School of Philosophy and Social Development


He Limin, born in 1955, Naxi nationality. He is a researcher in Lijiang Institute of Dongba culture of Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences, manager of of Lijiang Naxi Culture Study Hall, director of Naxi Dongba Cultural Heritage Center in Gucheng District of Lijiang, president of Dongba cultural heritage school in Gucheng District of Lijiang, masters’ supervisor ofChinese language documentation research institute of Southwest University, guest professor at the School of tourism and culture of Yunnan University. In the past thirty years Mr. He has been engaged in investigation collection, translation, collation and research of Naxi Dongba literature and customs in Yunnan and Sichuan Province. He managed trampling two Naxi areas, visited hundreds of Dongba masters, translated 100 pieces of Dongba pictographic classics, with engagement in translation and publication of 100 volumesof theComplete Translation of Naxi Dongba Ancient Books. He founded Lijiang Naxi Culture Study Hall in 1998, established Dongba Culture Heritage Base in Sanyuan Village of Lijiang and opened the Dongba Culture Night School. In the proterozoic area of Dongba culture, he helped to restore the ceremony of sacrificing the heaven and the natural God. Since 2005, in some Naxi Villages, such as Shangri-La county, Ninglang County, ERON County and Gucheng District, he organized to help inherit Dongba culture and trains many young inheritors. From 2003 to 2005, he independently complete collection and cataloging work of 373 books of Naxi Dongba scriptures stored by the Institute of History and Philosophy of Academia Sinica in Taiwan. From 2006 to 2007 he independently completed the interpretation, translation and research work ofEight Versions of translation and annotation of Dongba ScripturesStored in Fusinian Library, the Institute of History and Philosophy of Academia Sinica in Taiwan. And he Independently finished the cataloging work of Dongba scriptures stored in École française d'Extrême-Orient (EFEO) in 2010. Since 2012, he attended the major national social scientific research project of "establishment of an international sharing platform for Naxi Dongba ancient scriptures and documents" and took charge of the translating and categorizing work of classical Dongba documents collected form the UK, Germany and other countries and regions. He once was invited to give lectures in Switzerland, Austria, Japan, India, the United States, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates and other places. In the past thirty years, he has accomplished more than 67 million words of research achievements. Some articles are published in the United States, Britain, Germany, Switzerland, Japan and Poland.

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