Yabshi Pan Rinzinwangmo (尧西·班·仁吉旺姆, born 1983) is the only child of the 10th Panchen Lama of Tibet and Li Jie, a Han Chinese who was a doctor in the People's Liberation Army. She goes by the name "Renji".
She is considered important in Tibetan Buddhism and Tibetan-Chinese politics. Renji lives in the Washington, D.C. area and studied political science at American University. She was invited by President Hu Jintao to attend Tsinghua University in Beijing, where she is currently engaged in doctoral studies in finance.
She was in the protective custody of Steven Seagal for a short period during her studies at American University.
- "We should never rule out the imaginative capacity of people ... to invest their hopes in a new kind of cultural symbol."
- Article from StudentsForAFreeTibet.org
- Bridging the Gap
- Abstract to The New Yorker article "The Buddha's Daughter" Accessed March 23, 2009.
- Narrative describing 'godfather' Steven Seagal
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