Subject: ACMS Philadelphia Speaker Series with Ts. Oyungerel and Jeffrey Falt, Tues. Nov. 15 12:30pm

Dear ACMS members and friends,

The ACMS will be hosting a Speaker Series event next week at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia. The speakers actually presented at the ACMS in Ulaanbaatar just a few weeks ago, and they are gracious enough to repeat their talk for our regional Philadelphia audience.

Please come if you are in the area!

David, ACMS

Ts. Oyungerel and Jeffrey L. Falt “The Green Eyed Lama”
12:30pm Tuesday November 15th, 2016
Williams Hall 844 (EALC discussion room), 255 S. 36th St., Philadelphia

“The year is 1938. The newly-installed Communist Government of Mongolia, under orders from Moscow, launches a nation-wide purge. Before it’s over, nearly tenth of the country’s population is murdered. Sendmaa, a young herdswoman, falls in love with Baasan, a talented and handsome lama. Baasan resolves to leave the priesthood and marry Sendmaa, but her scheming neighbor, persuades Baasan’s brother, Bold, to “ask a bride” first. Their love triangle is engulfed by tragedy when Choibalsan, Mongolia’s Stalin, moves to crush the Buddhist faith. As the country teeters toward war, Baasan is sentenced to death as a class enemy. But an improbable ally, a lama turned “KGB” agent, intervenes in a way that reaches all the way to Franklin Roosevelt. Still, Baasan must summon every bit of his talent and ingenuity if he’s to survive the gulag, reunite with Sendmaa, and help save the Buddhist faith.”

For nearly 10 years the Mongolian version of The Green Eyed Lama has been on Mongolia’s best seller list, and has won numerous awards. The book has been recently released in French and the English version is in the final stages of editing. The book was authored by former Member of Mongolia’s Parliament and former Minister of Sports, Culture and Tourism, Oyungerel Tsedevdamba and Jeffrey L. Falt. Both authors will be present to discuss the history, issues and lessons to be learned from the dark period of Mongolia’s past in which the book is set in.

This event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored with the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania
American Center for Mongolian Studies, 642 Williams Hall, 255 S. 36th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States
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