Conférence TibArmy : Armed forces of the Ancient Kingdom of Dergé in the 18th Century: a preliminary study

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Armed forces of the Ancient Kingdom of Dergé in the 18th Century: a preliminary study

Jeudi 14 décembre 2017, 17h00-18h30

Maison de l’Asie (22, avenue du Président Wilson), 4è étage

par

Rémi Chaix, UPR 299 Centre d’Etudes Himalayennes

Résumé :

The making and the expansion of the territory of the Dergé (sDe dge) Kingdom,
between the mid-17th and late 18th centuries, were partly achieved by military
action. Yet, no archives related to the forces that were mobilised (their size, their
organisation, their equipment, etc.) and their modalities of action are, to my
knowledge, available to document this crucial aspect of the influence and the
prestige of this kingdom across Kham and, more widely, the Tibetan world.
This paper will show how the biographies of the chaplains of the house of Dergé,
particularly those of Situ Panchen and Palden Chokyong, allow us to glimpse some
aspects of the engagement of the armed forces in the context of internal conflicts
in the kingdom, against certain neighbours and also during large-scale conflicts,
such as the Jinchuan wars, alongside the Manchu armies.

 

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