Petr Jandáček

Petr Jandáček
Charles University in Prague | CUNI · Institute of Asian Studies

Master of Arts


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My name is Petr Jandáček and I am a civil engineer by profession. Having graduated from the Faculty of Civil Engineering (2009), I took up the BA Tibeto-Mongolian studies (2009-2012) and subsequently MA Tibetan studies (2015-2017) at the Charles University. I have published some papers and gave public lectures for Czech museums or NOGs. I am a member of The International Association for Ladakh Studies and a fellow of The Royal Asiatic Society. I was co-working on a small project at the Institute of South and Central Asia, Charles University, Prague (for details in Czech see Currently, I am a PhD Student at the Institute of South and Central Asia, Charles University, Prague.
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Publications (3)
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This thesis deals with the marriage ritual set up by the Tibetan scholar Jamgon Kongtrul Yontän Gyatsho (1813-1899) for the wedding ceremony of the prince of Derge Chime Dakpai Dorje (’Chi med rtag pa’i rdo rje) in 1870. The introduction explains why this text is so important. The second chapter focusses on marriage among Tibetans in itself, the th...
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The article deals with the so called samgo and namgo (sa sgo gnam sgo), protective objects on Tibetan houses in Mustang. After a short introduction, the presentation of these objects in ritual texts is discussed. Later, the authors describe their own participation in repairing a samgo and namgo. The article is supplemented by photographs and a link...
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The paper seeks an answer to the question, if efforts of the People’s Republic of China to control the reincarnation of Tibetian religious leaders by law is just continuation of long-term Chinese policy or if it is a new way to exert the Chinese influence in Tibet.