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Josep Lluís Alay

Director of the Tibet and Central Asia Observatory and lecturer in Contemporary History of Tibet and Mongolia.

He was the first Catalan writer to have translated a text written in Tibetan and was responsible for the publication of Les poesies d’amor del sisè dalai-lama del Tibet (The Love Poems of the Sixth Dalai Lama of Tibet), of which he was the translator as well as author of the Prologue and Notes. In 2002 he recovered the written work of the Jesuit missionary Antoni de Montserrat and reconstructed his three-year journey through territories now comprised by India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Since 2004 he has headed around ten projects of cooperation in Tibet, working in the spheres of education and health. He has vastly published on the Tibet question and his last works on this issue are Arrels del Tibet (Pagès, 2009) and Tibet, el país de la neu en flames (Publicacions UB, 2010).


Has participated in

Tibet: silence and revolt

Lecture and projection