Matthew Akester

Matthew is a translator of classical and modern Tibetan with 25 years of fieldwork experience, and a scholar of religious and political history. Matthew’s interests include the history of Lhasa, the life of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, historical geography of Tibet, and history and memoir in occupied Tibet. His translations include The Life of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, Memories of Life in Lhasa Under Chinese Rule, and The Temples of Lhasa (with Andre Alexander). He has consulted for Tibet Information Network, Human Rights Watch, Tibet Heritage Fund, and Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center and worked for publications in English, French, and Tibetan. He has lectured for SIT in Nepal and India.

Matthew Akester

SIT Study Abroad

Lecturer and Faculty Advisor

NEPAL: Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples

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