Ronald D. Schwartz is a professor at Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada, and a former honorary research fellow at the Centre of Asian Studies of the University of Hong Kong. Dr. Schwartz has done fieldwork with Tibetans living in India and the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China. He is currently involved in projects investigating aspects of modernity in Tibet and the formation and role of leadership in the administration of the Tibetan Autonomous Region. He is the author of a number of articles on contemporary Tibetan society. Currently Dr. Schwartz teaches courses on social theory and technology and society. His most recent book is Circle of Protest: Political Ritual in the Tibetan Uprising.
Professor Schwartz is the translator, here, of the Ju Kalzang’s “The World Seen from Another Angle,” and Pema Bhum’s The Heartbeat of a New Generation: A Discussion of the New Poetry.”