Jeannine Bischoff is a doctoral student at the Department for Mongolian and Tibetan Studies of the University of Bonn, Germany. Her research focuses on Tibetan administrative documents concerning the rural communities attached to Kundeling monastery, in Central Tibet, before 1959. Her current principal research foci are on the social history of Tibet, dependency studies and diplomatic studies.
In the ERC TibArmy project Jeannine will focus on dmag khral – the military tax which was also part of the tax obligations of Tibetan peasants during the time of the Ganden Phodrang period. Her research will contribute an archival perspective on the legal practice of dmag khral.
During the year of 2016 Jeannine was an Assistant Professor of Tibetan Studies at the University of Bonn. In 2015 she coordinated the structured PhD programme “Bonn International Graduate Schools – Oriental and Asian Studies (BIGS-OAS)” of the Institute for Oriental and Asian Studies of Bonn University. From 2012 – 2015 she was a doctoral research fellow of the Bi-national Research Project “Social History of Tibetan Societies” (ANR/DFG). Jeannine studied Tibetology, Sinology and Mongolian Studies at the University of Bonn and at the Tibet University, Lhasa. Her studies have been supported by scholarships from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD); the International Institute of Tibetan and Buddhist Studies; and the Maria von Linden Programme of the University of Bonn.
She is currently the Chairwoman of the German Tibetan Cultural Society.