Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Institute of Asian and African Studies

Dr. Joanna Bialek

Name
Dr. Joanna Bialek
Email
bialekjo (at) hu-berlin.de

Institution
Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät → Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften → Tibetologie
Visiting address
Invalidenstraße 118
Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

 

Workshop

Reading Classical Tibetan texts

Dr. Joanna Bialek

 

The main objective of the workshop is to enhance reading skills of students in dealing with Classical Tibetan texts. By studying excerpts from most reknown classical works the students will learn to analyse the text composition, as well as syntax of complex sentences. 

 

The workshop is addressed to students with intermediate skills in reading Classical Tibetan texts who have already studied Classical Tibetan for at least three or four semesters on academic level.

 

The course will be arranged in four blocks, approximately six hours each on the following days:

5 November 2021

3 December 2021

7 January 2022

4 Febryary 2022

Students interested in the workshop are asked to send an email to: bialekjo@hu-berlin.de

 


 

Web page on Academia.edu

 


Research Interests

  •     Tibetan languages, in particular Old and Classical Tibetan
  •     Culture and religions of the Tibetan Empire
  •     Old Tibetan ritual literature and language
  •     Historical development of Tibetan religious languages
  •     Funeral rituals on the Tibetan Plateau and in the Himalayas
  •     Diachronic semantics

 


Current Research Projects

Alttibetische Annalen. Eine umfassende Textgrammatik. Teil I & II (BI 1953/1-1 & BI 1953/1-2), Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany (Webpage)

 

Online projects

Old Tibetan Dictionary (Webpage)

 


 

Publications


Books

2018. Compounds and Compounding in Old Tibetan. A Corpus Based Approach. 2 vols. Marburg: Indica et Tibetica.

2006. Filozoficzna myśl buddyjska w Tybecie. Szkoła prasangika-madhjamaka do początków XV wieku. Kraków: Zakład Wydawniczy Nomos.

 

Papers

2019. “When Mithra Came as Rain on the Tibetan Plateau: A New Interpretation of an Old Tibetan Topos.” Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft 169 (1): 141–53.

2018. “The Proto-Tibetan clusters sL- and sR- and the periodisation of Old Tibetan.” Himalayan Linguistics 17 (2): 1–50. (PDF)

2018. “Stretching the body, stretching the mind. The OT noun ring revisited.” Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft 168 (2): 391–414.

2017. “The Tibetan fiery way to nirvāṇa: Reflections on Old Tibetan mya ngan.” Rocznik Orientalistyczny 70 (2): 60-96.

2016. “Side, stench, remnant, plot, oath, and craftiness—the semantic ‘capacity’ of the OT dku.” Revue d’Etudes Tibétaines 35: 115-167. (PDF)

2015. “Erneuerbare Wörter: Alttibetischer Wortschatz im neuen kulturellen Umfeld. Sprachwandel durch Übersetzungskultur.” In Dasselbe mit anderen Worten? Sprache, Übersetzung und Sprachwissenschaft, Akten des 2. Symposiums des Zentrums historische Sprachwissenschaften (ZhS) München, 11. und 12. April 2014, edited by Peter Schrijver and Peter-Arnold Mumm, 21-42. Bremen: Hempen Verlag.

 

Reviews

2018. Review of Hyslop, G., 2017, A Grammar of Kurtöp, Leiden, Brill, xxv, pp. 458; in: Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 41 (1): 128–32.

2013. Review of Hill, N., 2010, A Lexicon of Tibetan Verb Stems as Reported by the Grammatical Tradition, München: Kommission fur Zentral- und Ostasiatische Studien, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, xxxiv, 349, in: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft 163: 289–293.

 

Forthcoming

Bialek, Joanna. 2020 (Forthcoming). “Towards a standardisation of Tibetan transliteration for textual studies.” Revue d'Etudes Tibétaines Octobre: 28–46.

Bialek, Joanna. 2020 (Forthcoming). “Old Tibetan verb morphology and semantics: An attempt at a reconstruction.” Himalayan Linguistics 19 (1).

Bialek, Joanna. 2021 (Forthcoming). “'Tibetan' - all inclusive? Rethinking the 'Tibetan-ity' of the 'Tibetan Empire'.” In The Social and the Religious in the Making of Tibetan Societies: New Perspectives on Imperial Tibet, edited by Guntram Hazod and Christian Jahoda. Wien: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.

Bialek, Joanna. 2021 (Forthcoming). Classical Tibetan. A Textbook.

Bialek, Joanna (In Preparation). Funerary Rites in Tibetan Empire: A philological examination of PT 1042.

 


 

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2020–2022 Postdoc research project “Old Tibetan Annals. A Comperehensive Text Grammar. Part II” (BI 1953/1-2), Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
  • 2017-2021 Research associate on the FWF project “Die Hügelgräber von Zentraltibet” (P25066-G19), Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna, Austria; Project director: Doz. Dr. Guntram Hazod
  • 2017–2020 Postdoc research project “Old Tibetan Annals. A Comperehensive Text Grammar” (BI 1953/1-1), Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
  • 2016 PhD in Tibetan Studies from Philipps University, Marburg, Germany; Dissertation: “Studies in the lexis and word-formation of Old Tibetan. Compounds and compounding”
  • 2013–2016 Research associate on the DFG project “Lexikologische Analyse des alttibetischen Wortschatzes mit Sonderberücksichtigung der Komposita“ (EH 102/6-1), Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
  • 2009–2013 Part-time lector of Classical Tibetan, Philipps University, Marburg, Germany
  • 2007–2009 Lector of Sanskrit, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University, Bonn, Germany
  • 2004 Master in Religious Studies from Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland

 


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