Gene Smith was a genius, a brilliant scholar with unrivalled knowledge of Tibetan history and culture. But, above all, he was a great man, so generous, humble and open. With his wide vision and his extraordinary work for the preservation and dissemination of the Tibetan cultural heritage he has changed forever the future of Tibetan civilization. We sincerely hope that his work will continue for the benefit of the generations to come.
Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale” Italy