Tenzin Norbu Nangsal

Lecturer in modern Tibetan language. He was born in Tibet and graduated from Tibet University in 1990. He taught Tibetan language and biology in Tibet from 1990 to 1993.   From 1993 to 1996 he worked as environmental researcher in India. Since 1999, he has been teaching "Modern Tibetan language" course at Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University. Summer 1999-2000, he taught Tibetan language course at Virginia University.   And he also taught Tibetan cultural course at Indiana University in Bloomington in summer 2001-2002. He worked as assistant librarian at the Latse-Contemporary Tibetan Cultural Library in New York in 2000-2003. He also worked at C. V. Starr East Asian Library at Columbia University as Tibetan Collection Specialist from September 2003-September 2006. He is Tibetan language examiner for Yale University since 2003. In August 2004, he took a consultancy position in the Center for Teacher Education, Training and Research as a document and course translator for the DOS Tibetan Teacher Training project at School of International Training in Vermont. He is a member of the board of directors for Tibetan Arts and Literature Initiative (TALI), a non-profit organization based in the United States.

His publications include General introduction to Tibet's environment, co-authored with Tenzin P. Atisha, (India,1994), and two volumes on endangered species of Tibet, (India, 1995 & 1996), he compiled two volumes of catalogue books titled The Catalogue of the King Songtsen Gampo Tibetan Collection in the C. V. Starr East Asian Library at Columbia University, (Weatherhead East Asian Institute & C. V. Starr East Asian Library, 2005), Open Eye Children's Series, eight volumes of young children's book series translated from Chinese and English to Tibetan, (Nationalities Publishing House in Beijing, 2005), and co-authored with his wife Tsering Choedron, the Tibetan-language children's book A Little Frog and a Crow, (China, 2007), his second children book in Tibetan, Little Shepperd, Little Shepperd, What Are You Doing? (China,2009), and Concise Tibetan-English Visual Dictionary, (India, 2008).

Email: tn218@columbia.edu



Charles K. Armstrong