Subject: This Month in Mongolian Studies - July 2022

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In this Issue:

ACMS Announcements 

ACMS Sponsored Programs and Events

Vacancies, Scholarships, and Fellowships

Grants and Calls for Papers

New Resources

Other News and Events

Recent Books

This Month in Mongolian Studies is a monthly listing of selected academic activities, resources and other material related to Mongolia. This list is based on information the ACMS has received and is presented as a service to its members. If you would like to submit information to be included in next month's issue please contact the ACMS at
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ACMS Announcements, News and Media References
ACMS Executive Director Bolortsetseg Minjin is Wokring in Mongolia

Executive Director Bolortsetseg Minjin has arrived in Mongolia on June 20 to work in Mongolia for several weeks. During this time she met with our existing and new partners in Mongolia, discussing future plans of collaboration and agreeing to sign MOUs with some new partners to formalize our relations. Moreover, she was able to have in-person meetings with Ministers of Education & Science, and of Culture. Below are highlights of her meetings.
June 23. ACMS Executive Director Bolortsetseg met with the Minister of Culture Nomin Chinbat. We discussed with the minster on how to further develop Mongolian studies in the U.S. as well as possibilities for cooperation between ACMS and the Ministry of Culture of Mongolia.
June 27. ACMS Executive Director Bolortsetseg and General Manager Baigalmaa met with the Minister of Education and Science Enkh-Amgalan Luvsan.tseren. During the meeting we discussed the possibilities of collaborating in the establishment of a Consortium of Mongolian Studies Libraries, and implementation of a Scholarship Program for Young Mongolian Mongolists, and an Academic writing program.
June 22. ACMS Executive Director Bolortsetseg and Communication Coordinator Buyandelger have met Dr. Zayabaatar, Dr. Lkhlagvademchig and Dr Battulga from the Institute for Mongolian Studies, National University of Mongolia. ACMS and IMS have signed a MOU earlier this year and we discussed how to deepen our relations.
Meeting AFCP Partners

ACMS is implementing a a project funded by the U.S. Ambassdaor's Fund for Cultural Protection. The project "Conserving and Preserving Mongolia's Endangered Textile Collections and Traditions" aims to conserve endangered textiles and build local capacity for textile preservation. Main partners in this project are the National Museum of Mongolia and the National Center for Cultural Heritage of Mongolia. Both have their separate experiences in carrying out an AFCP funded project.

We met them separately - National Museum of Mongolia, Director Jargal, on June 28 with Executive Director Bolortsetseg and AFCP Archaeology Conservation Fellow and Harvard grad student Kristen Pearson; National Center for Cultural Heritage of Mongolia, Director Enkhbat, on June 29 with Executive Director Bolortsetseg and Communication Coordinator Buyandelger.

During the meetings we discussed our joint work on the textile conservation project and agreed to sign separate MOU with each organization to formalize relations and tackle future projects.

At the National Center for Cultural Heritage we were given the opportunity to tour their new office and lab building.
Additional Meetings

Museum of Natural History, Director Budbayar and his management team met with ACMS Executive Director Bolortsetseg and Communication Coordinator Buyandelger to sign a MOU and possible avenues of collaboration.

National Library of Mongolia, Director Ichinkhorloo B., ACIP Project Coordinator Sainbileg B. and Head of Pre-Operational Department Davaasuren M. met with ACMS Executive Director Bolortsetseg and Library & Media Coordinator Gantungalag T. The National Library of Mongolia agreed to support ACMS in establishing a Consortium of Mongolian Studies Libraries. We have also agreed to sign a MOU to set up collaborations between the two organizations.

Mongolia Field School: Session 1 Completed

Session 1 of the ACMS Mongolia Field School (MFS) wrapped up on July 3rd with a final discussion with special guest Dr. Batbuyan Batjav about the themes and questions that emerged from participants' interviews with herders, government officials, and local experts in Ogiinuur and Kharkhorin soums. 

Besides learning about herders' experiences of climate change, participants are leaving the course with new friendships and, in many cases, inspiration for their own future research in Mongolia. 

ACMS Mongolia Field School Coordinator Dr. Annika Ericksen led Session 1. She was assisted by University of Alaska Fairbanks PhD candidate Tsermaa Nyamdavaa.

We look forward to welcoming our Session 2 participants for the course "Environment, Humans, and Mining in Northern Mongolia," beginning on July 25. 

Orientation day workshop with Annika
Orientation day. MFS welcomed to Mongolia by Bolortsetseg
MFS at Mongolian University of Science & Technology to learn about Dr. Amgalan Magsar's research on climate change and herding practices around Ogii Nuur
MFS at our base camp--Munkhtenger Ger Camp--in Kharkhorin soum
MFS participants cool off in Ogii Nuur
Session 2 of Mongolia Field School 2022 will begin on July 25. We plan to offer more courses in Mongolia Field School in 2023 stay tuned to our social media and newsletters. Learn more about possible courses in 2023 by clicking on the button below.
Intensive Summer Mongolian 
Language School Continues

ISML continues according to the schedule. Our students are learning more about Mongolian language and culture with every class and each passing day. 

On June 22 ISML class had an excursion to the Government Palace of Mongolia - they toured the Government halls and visited the State Museum housed within the Government Palace.

Besides formal classroom instruction, the students have found language exchange partners, with whom they can converse in a more casual setting.
New ACMS Library Website Coming Soon

ACMS Library and Media Coordinator T. Gantungalag and ACMS Library Fellow Liz Gartley have been working together to expand the reach of the ACMS Library through the development of a new library website and curated research guides. The ACMS community is invited to browse the new site at, and share their thoughts, questions, feedback, and ideas via a short survey linked below. 

For more information about this project, including questions or ideas, please contact Library and Media Coordinator, T. Gantungalag at and ACMS Library Fellow Liz Gartley at

ACMS Sponsored Programs and Events
In June for Virtual Speaker Series we hosted Dr. Altantugs Namjilchoijil, Vice Dean of Humanities and Senior Lecturer of the School of Arts and Sciences at the National University of Mongolia. Dr. Altantugs is a historian and presented on the "1955 PRM-PRC Labor Negotiations and Mongolian Policies".

The presentation was in Mongolian and the livestream is available below. We will upload the video to our YouTube channel with English subtitles soon.
Mongolian Language Teaching Methodology Seminars

Mongolian language teaching seminars were organized in June.  Mongolian Language Instructor Dorjderem Ts. (PhD) held 3 sessions on "Teaching Methods for Traditional Mongolian Script to Foreigners," "Teaching Pronunciation" and "Using Debate as a Tool for Improving Language Skill Level."

Session 2 was not aired live. We will upload it to our YouTube channel as soon as we finish editing it.
The video of CHP Workshop on Grant Writing is up on YouTube.

The Workshop was part of our Cultural Heritage Colloquium. The Grant Writing workshop was under the topic - Foreign Collaboration of Museums in Mongolia with Dr. Munkhtogoo from the National Museum of Mongolia and Dr. Erkhemtugs, Dean of Research and Innovation from the Mongolian State University of Arts and Culture, as instructors. with some 25 registered attendants.

Visit our YouTube channel to see more series of the Virtual Speaker and Virtual Panel Series, as well as our videos on Cultural Heritage Project, interviews with our Field Research Fellows and more.

Vacancies, Scholarship, and Fellowships
Postdoctoral Fellow in Chinese Buddhism Wanted

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Asian Studies
Postdoctoral Fellow in Chinese Buddhism

The Program for Buddhist Studies and the Department of Asian Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) are pleased to announce a new postdoctoral position in Chinese Buddhism for the academic year 2022-2023. The position is made possible by the Glorisun Global Network in Buddhist Studies. The term of the appointment is from October 2022 through September 2023, and is potentially renewable for a second year. Some flexibility in starting and ending dates may be possible.

The main requirements of the position are to conduct high quality research in the field of Chinese Buddhist Studies and to contribute to the life of the program. The fellow is expected to teach one course per year in Buddhist Studies. In addition, the fellow will give one lecture on their research at the departmental seminar, and will be expected to participate in seminars, colloquia, and other Buddhist Studies activities. We especially welcome candidates who will contribute to our graduate program by providing research and professional advice and support to graduate students

Posting Date: 06/07/2022
Closing Date 08/01/2022
Visiting Assistant Professor in Chinese Language Wanted

Dickinson College, East Asian Studies
Visiting Assistant Professor in Chinese Language

The Department of East Asian Studies at Dickinson College invites applications for a visiting assistant professor position in Chinese language. This is a one year position for the academic year of 2022-2023, with expectations to be on board in August 2022. The teaching load is six courses a year. Applicants should be prepared to teach Chinese at all levels. Prior experience in Chinese instruction at the university level is preferred, as is training in proficiency-oriented, task-based, and project-based teaching. The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate. Native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English is required.

Posting Date: 06/13/2022
Closing Date 08/15/2022

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship 2023-2024

This program is for Mongolians only. 

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship is a non-degree 10-month professional development program. It brings accomplished young and mid-career professionals with demonstrated leadership potential to the United States for a year of non-degree graduate-level study, leadership development, and substantive professional collaboration with U.S. counterparts.

Humphrey Fellows work in critical fields for collaboration, such as law and human rights, public health, including infectious diseases, climate change, and public policy. Through their academic and professional experiences, they gain knowledge about the United States, deepen their professional expertise and experience in their field, and expand their networks to include U.S. and international counterparts.

The 2023-2024fellowship is accepting application now. The deadline is Friday August 26, 2022 16:30 minutes.

For details (English) visit

For details (Mongolian) visit
Ayush Scholarships 2022-2023 for Mongolians

Embassy of India in Ulaanbaatar and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations invites applicants for Ayush Scholarships 2022-2023 for Mongolians to study Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homeopathic medicine for bachelor courses. 

Scholarship is also available for Yoga courses.

For details and instruction on how to apply visit: or visit the Indian Embassy Facebook page here.
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF)

The Department of Asian Studies at Palacky University in Olomouc invites expressions of interest from postdoctoral researchers wishing to pursue their research in topics related to exclusion zones in any Asian country, including Russia. The Department of Asian Studies has expertise in most Asian countries and will be happy to support such research.

For details of submission please click here

The Department of Asian Studies also invites expressions of interest from post doctoral researchers wishing to pursue their research in environmental studies. Topics on differences of monocropping and agrobiodiversity in various institutional contexts, and differences of plant breeding/plant introduction in various institutional contexts in relation to post-socialist agrarian transformation will be given focus.

Colleagues pursuing these topics in Inner Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Northern China, Uzbekistan) will be welcomed.

For details of submission please click here.

International Parliaments-Stipendum (IPS)

The IPS offers individuals the opportunity for education, personal and leadership skill development. The recipients will have the chance to learn about the German Bundestag (Parliament) and German political parties, as well as participate in seminars and program taught by the Humboldt University.

The IPS will run March 1, 2023 to July 31, 2023.

Applicants must turn in their applications before July 31, 2022

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Competition now open

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers over 400 awards for U.S. citizens to teach, research, and conduct professional projects in more than 130 countries. In the current competition, there are 41 awards in East Asia and the Pacific. To see what's available in your field, explore our Catalog of Awards. You can join the more than 400,000 Fulbrighters who have come away with enhanced skills, new connections and greater mutual understanding.

Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to visit our website where you will find program details, application guidance and other resources. We also invite you to view current opportunities in the Catalog of Awards, join a webinar or attend an office hour for live application assistance.

The application deadline is September 15, 2022. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Grants and Calls for Paper
Call for Papers: Zhong Ni Cultural Exchange and Research Center

Lumbini, Nepal

Buddhism, which dates back to Shakyamuni, reflects a wide range of philosophical tenets and masters. The profound Buddhist philosophy demonstrates the passages wider for a prosperous and peaceful world. Application of the humanistic dimensions of Buddhism to address challenging social cruxes is no longer unfamiliar to this generation. Such a practice has introduced an important responsibility among scholars i.e. to inhere for the investigation of relevant measures for universal welfare. So, to facilitate the scholarly discussions of diverse approaches to Buddhist philosophy, the Journal of Universal Buddhism welcomes and acknowledges scholarly contributions in all areas of Buddhist studies from academicians, professionals, practitioners, and students from all over the world.

Submission instructions:

1. The full-length article between 4500-5500 words including abstract, notes, and bibliography should be submitted in word version no later than August 10, 2022.

2. It is strictly advised to submit original and plagiarism-free articles, else they will be rejected.

3. The submitted manuscripts shouldn't have been submitted or published previously anywhere else for publication.

4. Only English papers will be published.

5. All papers are refereed, and the Editorial Board reserves the right to refuse any manuscript, whether on invitation or otherwise, and to make suggestions and/or modifications before publication.

6. Submissions must be prepared using the following structure: abstract, keywords, introduction, statement of the problem, methodology, analysis/discussion, conclusion, and references.

7. Contributors are expected to follow MLA (9th edition) consistently in their papers.

Editorial Calendar:

1. Deadline for submissions: August 10, 2022

2. Acceptance/Rejection notification: Within ten days of submission

3. Submission deadline for reviewed papers: August 31, 2022

4. Publication date: September 15, 2022

Submission email addresses:

Call for Papers: Religion and Society Special Issue Proposal

Editors:Simon Coleman, University of Toronto, Sondra L. Hausner, University of Oxford

Religion and Society has been receiving increasing numbers of excellent suggestions for special issues. We have therefore decided to invite proposals to be sent to us by a given deadline each year, in order to select the most appropriate special section for the journal. The pool of proposals will be considered by our editorial board, and decisions sent back to proposers as swiftly as possible. This arrangement will apply for the first time for our 2025 issue. Our timetable for proposals is as follows:

May 1, 2024: submission of proposal to Religion and Society editors (no fixed number of papers, but maximum 50,000 words)

June 1, 2024: decisions sent out, including choice of the proposal to be published

June-December 2024: external refereeing and redrafting process, with submission of final proofreading by January 2025

The format of the proposal sent to Religion and Society should be as follows:

• Description of the special issue, including summary of its fit with Religion and Society, and assurance that all papers exist in draft form, fully ready to be send to reviewers (max. 500 words)

• Abstracts of all papers (max. 400 words each)

• Bios of special issue editors and all other contributors (max. 100 words each)

• List of potential reviewers for each paper, and assurance that special issue editors will work to obtain external reviews to fit with deadlines


The Religion and Society style guide is based on The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS). Please note that the journal uses US punctuation and spelling, following Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.

Please refer to the Style Guide online:

Please submit articles, reviews, and other contributions as Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format (rtf) files by e-mail to the editors:

Simon Coleman at and 
Sondra Hausner at

Call for Papers: "Annual Meeting of the Mongolia Society 2022"

The 2022 Annual Meeting and Panels of The Mongolia Society will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. The Society is meeting in conjunction with CESS (Central Eurasian Studies Society), which meets October 20-23, 2022. Further information on the Society’s Annual Meeting and Panels will be available at a later date.

The Mongolia Society is placing a CALL FOR PAPERS for the 2022 Annual Meeting and Panels. We invite papers on Mongolian history, language and culture. Abstracts should be submitted to The Mongolia Society office, no later than September 1, 2022. The abstract must contain the paper title, be no more than 300 words, and include your contact information (email address and telephone number). If your abstract is accepted, you will have 20 minutes to present your paper. Zoom presenters are welcome.

Please send your abstract to Susie Drost at

Please note that you must be a member of The Mongolia Society in order to present a paper. To Join the Society, you may pay online (via Paypal and Stripe) at or contact Susie Drost at the address and telephone number provided above.

ATTENDANCE DONATION for the 2022 Mongolia Society Annual Meeting and Panels will be $15 for Mongolia Society Members, $25 for Non-Members and $10 for students with ID. You may pay your donation (via Paypal or Stripe) by going to our website’s home page ( and clicking the‘Donation’ button the right hand side, at the top of the page. When prompted to ‘add additional information,’ please add ‘Annual Meeting.’ Or, you may contact Susie Drost. The Attendance Donation fee must be paid by October 20, 2022. You will be sent a receipt for your donation that you can use as your entry pass to these events.

*The Society is offering a special discounted membership rate when new members join and pay the Annual Meeting Attendance Donation at the same time. It will cost only $40 for new U.S. members, $50 for Foreign members, to both join the Society and attend the Annual Meeting and Panels.

Call for Submissions: "E. Gene Smith Inner Asia Book Prize" by AAS

Named to honor the distinguished scholar of Tibet, Mongolia, and other areas of Inner Asia, the E. Gene Smith Book Prize, offered biennially, honors outstanding and innovative scholarship across discipline and country of specialization for a book on Inner Asia.

Books nominated may address either contemporary or historical topics in any field of the humanities or the social sciences related to any of the countries and regions in the wide swath of Asia stretching from the eastern border of Afghanistan to Mongolia, i.e., Tibet, Xinjiang or Mongolia, including peoples coming recently from those areas.

$1,000 award for the author.

Guidelines for Submission
Only books bearing a copyright date of 2019 or 2020 will be eligible for the 2022 awards.
Publishers must complete the book nomination form.
Each press may nominate a maximum of six books for the Smith Prize.
Only publishers may nominate books.
Upon receipt of a completed nomination form, publishers will be provided with addresses for prize committee members. A copy of each entry, clearly labeled “E. Gene Smith Inner Asia Book Prize,” must be sent to each member of the appropriate committee.
Nominations must be received by July 15, 2021 to be eligible for the 2022 awards.

New Resources
Interesting digital resource we discovered in June, 2022:
  • "Memrise" is an app and an online language learning platform that offers over 20 different language courses, including courses in Mongolian language, and short courses in less widely spoken languages. Check out the other languages section too, where you can find Manchu, Hokkien, Xhosa and even fictional languages such Parsel Tongue from Harry Potter.
  • "" - is a rich source of information on the traditional architecture of nomadic peoples. Check out their YouTube channel too,, where they upload videos of their expeditions that explore nomadic dwellings.
  • "bicilken" - is an Instagram account that promotes Traditional Mongolian Script. It regularly posts short sentences written in Traditional Mongolian and makes homophone quizzes on their story followed by meanings of the homophonous words
  • "Yong Xi'an International Studies University YouTube Channel" this channel hosts writing and reading lessons in Mongolian script and Manchu. As this is a YouTube channel the lessons are uploaded for free.
Member contribution publications:
(We received the following announcement of publication from our members. If you would like to announce your publication, please reach out to us at
Selected scholarly articles published in June, 2022:
Other News and Events

Ilkhan Hulegu's Summer Palace Found in Van, Turkey
In June 12-18 a National University of Mongolia-Izmir Katip Celebi University joint expedition led by NUM's Dr. Ankhbayar Danuu discovered Ilkhan Hulegu's summer residence known as "Alada's Palace" in Van province - Southeast of Turkey. This discovery is the 4th residence of a Mongol khan ever found. The expedition is also the first time a Mongolian archaeological team worked on excavations outside of Mongolia. Read more in Mongolian Read more in English
Xianbei Royalty's Burial Found in Darkhan-Uul, Mongolia
An archaeological team from the Ulaanbaatar State University led by Dr. Iderkhangai T. discovered a large tomb dating back to the Xianbei era (II-III century) in Khongor sum of Darkhan-Uul province. Excavations began on June 6, and the team believes the tomb to be the burial site of Xianbei royalties and/or nobles. Dr. Iderkhangai also notes that discovery of burials from the Xianbei era are rare. Read more in Mongolian.
Khovogsair - Land of Jangar's Arts and Culture
On June 11 a "Land of Jangar's Arts and Culture," a ceremony of conveying an autonomous status paizi took place at the Palace of Jangar, Khovogsair county, Xinjiang-Uighur Autonomous Region. The ceremony was part of a celebration of China's Cultural and Natural Heritage day on June 10. "The Society for People's Art designated Khovogsair autonomous county as "Land of Jangar's Arts and Culture" bears significance in conserving intangible cultural heritage" reports China Radio International. Read more in Mongolian
Holy Relics of Buddha arrived in Mongolia for Public Exposition
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Four Holy Relics of Lord Buddha also known as ‘Kapilvastu relics’ arrived in Mongolia on June 13 as part of celebrations of Mongolia’s Buddha Purnima, which falls on June 14. The holy relics were brought from India by a delegation led by Indian Minister of Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju. The holy relics were on display at the Batsagaan temple of Gandan Monastery in Ulaanbaatar until June 24. More...
7th Ulaanbaatar Dialogue on Northeast Asian Security
The Mongolian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Institute for Strategic Studies organized the seventh Ulaanbaatar Dialogue on Northeast Asian Security international conference from June 23 to 24. Since its establishment in 2014, the Ulaanbaatar Dialogue has served as a non-traditional mediation platform where representatives from Northeast Asian countries can discuss security issues impacting the region. Despite the two-year COVID-related hiatus, Mongolia was able to gather more international participants for the resumed dialogue than in previous years. More...

IMS Summer Course on Mongolian Language and Culture Deadline Extended

The Institute for Mongolian Studies at the National University of Mongolia will offer an intensive course on Mongolian language and Mongolian culture and society. In addition to class teaching, the Institute for Mongolian Studies will organize historical and cultural tour in Ulaanbaatar as well as in countryside to experience Mongolian nomadic culture and nature.

The course will run August 3 - 15, 2022

Tuition fee: $1500

Extended deadline: Submit the Enrollment Form before July 12, 2022

For details please contact:

Tel: +976-77307730 (ext 1192)
Cell phone: +976-99802631, +976-88098647
The Institute for Mongolian Studies
The National University of Mongolia
Room No.323, University Building No.2,
Sukhbaatar District, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Recent Books

"Routledge Handbook of Chinese Medicine" by Vivienne Lo, Michael Stanley-Baker, Dolly Yang

The Open Access version of this book, available at, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license

Price (Hardback): available on for $182.41

The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Medicine is an extensive, interdisciplinary guide to the nature of traditional medicine and healing in the Chinese cultural region, and its plural epistemologies. Established experts and the next generation of scholars interpret the ways in which Chinese medicine has been understood and portrayed from the beginning of the empire (third century BCE) to the globalisation of Chinese products and practices in the present day, taking in subjects from ancient medical writings to therapeutic movement, to talismans for healing and traditional medicines that have inspired global solutions to contemporary epidemics. The volume is divided into seven parts:

Longue Durée and Formation of Institutions and Traditions
Sickness and Healing
Food and Sex
Spiritual and Orthodox Religious Practices
The World of Sinographic Medicine
Wider Diasporas
Negotiating Modernity
This handbook therefore introduces the broad range of ideas and techniques that comprise pre-modern medicine in China, and the historiographical and ethnographic approaches that have illuminated them. It will prove a useful resource to students and scholars of Chinese studies, and the history of medicine and anthropology. It will also be of interest to practitioners, patients and specialists wishing to refresh their knowledge with the latest developments in the field.

"Travel Writings on Asia" by Christian Mueller, Matteo Salonia

Open Access book download at

Price (Hardback): available on for £109.99

This open access book provides an analysis of human actors and their capacity to explore and conceptualise their own agency by being curious, gathering knowledge, and shaping identities in their travel reflections on Asia. Thus, the actors open windows across time to present a profound overview of diverse descriptions and constructions of Asia. It is demonstrated that international and transnational history contributes to and benefits from analyses of national and local contexts that in turn enrich our understanding of transcultural encounters and experiences across time.

The book proposes an actor-centred contextual approach to travel writing to recount meaningful constructions of Asia’s physical, political and spiritual landscapes. It offers comparative reflections on the patterns of encounter across Eurasia, where from the late medieval period an idea of civilisation was transculturally shared yet also constantly questioned and reframed. Tailored for academic and public discussions alike, this volume will be invaluable for both scholars of Global History and interested audiences to stimulate further discussions on the nature of global encounters in Asia.

"Mongolian Language Studies"

Price: 562000 (Hardback) Length: 15 volumes. Soyombo Press

Over 40 scholars from Mongolian Academy of Sciences, National University of Mongolia and Mongolian State University of Education took part in this monumental publication. The 15 volumes cover various areas of language study in Mongolian language, including - phonetics, dialectology, orthography, morphology, syntax, vocabulary, lexicology, semasiology, historical grammar, history of Mongolian language, written language, study of writing, and vernacular language.

Contributors: Tumurtogoo, Zaya, Batdorj, Batzaya, Enkhjargal, Unurbayan, Sambuu, Tsog-Ochir, Munguntsetseg, Ganbaatar, Enkhbadrakh, Battugs, Purevjav, Tuvshintugs, G.Gerelmaa, Shinebayar, Ganbold, Bayarsaikhan, Battulga, Otgontuul, Onon, Azzaya, Javkhlan, Bayarchimeg, Shagdarsuren, Davaasuren, Tsetsegdari, Batkhishig, Urtnasan, Jumdaan, Saruul-Erdene, Badamdorj, Bazarragchaa, Tserenchimed, Erdenesan, Erdenetuya, Battogtokh, Bayansan, Ankhbayar, Purevdelger, Jargalmaa, Uranbilig, Byambasuren, Davaadorj, Enkhsuvd, Otgontuya, Munkh-Uchral, Erdene-Ochir, Munkhtsetseg, Naranchimeg and Gerelmaa.

For purchases contact:
"Mongolian Sound Worlds" By Jennifer C. Post et al.

Price: $30 (Paperback) 310 Pages. University of Illinois Press

Music cultures today in rural and urban Mongolia and Inner Mongolia emerge from centuries-old pastoralist practices that were reshaped by political movements in the twentieth century. Mongolian Sound Worlds investigates the unique sonic elements, fluid genres, social and spatial performativity, and sounding objects behind new forms of Mongolian music--forms that reflect the nation’s past while looking towards its globalized future. Drawing on fieldwork in locations across the Inner Asian region, the contributors report on Mongolia’s genres and musical landscapes; instruments like the morin khuur, tovshuur, and Kazakh dombyra; combined fusion band culture; and urban popular music. Their broad range of concerns include nomadic herders’ music and instrument building, ethnic boundaries, heritage-making, ideological influences, nationalism, and global circulation.
A merger of expert scholarship and eyewitness experience, Mongolian Sound Worlds illuminates a diverse and ever-changing musical culture.

Contributors: Bayarsaikhan Badamsuren, Otgonbaayar Chuulunbaatar, Andrew Colwell, Johanni Curtet, Charlotte D’Evelyn, Tamir Hargana, Peter K. Marsh, K. Oktyabr, Rebekah Plueckhahn, Jennifer C. Post, D. Tserendavaa, and Sunmin Yoon

Jennifer Post is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Arizona School of Music. She earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in ethnomusicology and South Asian studies at the University of Minnesota and holds an M.S. in information science from Simmons College. She has taught in the Music Department at Middlebury College in Vermont and at New Zealand School of Music at Victoria University in Wellington. In addition to teaching, she has curated collections and worked on exhibitions featuring regional American recordings and manuscripts, the field collections of British ethnomusicologist John Blacking, and was founding curator for collections in Asia, Pacific, the Middle East and North Africa for the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix. With her varied experience she has taught a wide range of introductory and advanced level courses including music in world cultures, musics of Asia and the Middle East, vernacular musics in North America, and musical traditions in Africa, as well as topical courses that include the study of musical instruments, music and politics, gender and music, and music, ecology and sustainability.
"The Mongol World" By Timothy May, Michael Hope

Price: $39.99 (ebook) 1100 pages. Routledge

Drawing upon research carried out in several different languages and across a variety of disciplines, The Mongol World documents how Mongol rule shaped the trajectory of Eurasian history from Central Europe to the Korean Peninsula, from the thirteenth century to the fifteenth century.

Contributing authors consider how intercontinental environmental, economic, and intellectual trends affected the Empire as a whole and, where appropriate, situate regional political, social, and religious shifts within the context of the broader Mongol Empire. Issues pertaining to the Mongols and their role within the societies that they conquered therefore take precedence over the historical narrative of the societies that they conquered. Alongside the formation, conquests, administration, and political structure of the Mongol Empire, the second section examines archaeology and art history, family and royal households, science and exploration, and religion, which provides greater insight into the social history of the Empire -- an aspect often neglected by traditional dynastic and political histories.

With 58 chapters written by both senior and early-career scholars, the volume is an essential resource for all students and scholars who study the Mongol Empire from its origins to its disintegration and legacy.

Timothy May (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison) is Professor of Central Eurasian History at the University of North Georgia and serves as Associate Dean of Arts & Letters. A scholar of the Mongol Empire, he focuses on Mongol military history and strategy. He is the author of The Mongol Art of War (2007), The Mongol Conquests in World History (2012), The Mongol Empire (2018), The Mongols (2019), and Simply Chinggis (2021). In 2014, he was named the University of North Georgia Alumni Distinguished Professor, and he earned the UNG Distinguished Teaching Award in 2021.

Michael Hope (Ph.D., Australian National University) is Associate Professor of History at Yonsei University, Korea. He specializes in the political and cultural history of the Mongol Empire with a particular focus on the Ilkhanate. He is the author of Power, Politics, and Tradition in the Mongol Empire and the Ilkhanate of Iran (2016)

"A History of Mongolian Shamanism" By Dalai Chuluunii and Erdene-Otgon Dalai

Price: $119.99 (paper) 62 pages. Springer, Singapore

This book discusses the evolution of Mongolian shamanism from the distant past to the collapse of great empires such as the Yuan Dynasty in the fourteenth century, drawing on archeological findings and historical resources like the Mongolian Secret History. Further, it introduces readers to the cultural and ideological differences between Mongolian shamanists, who believe in the Eternal Blue Sky, and modern Mongols, who follow Buddhist teachings. In closing, the authors put forward the idea that Mongolian shamanism could have helped build great empires, emphasizing, e.g., shamanism’s influence on Mongolian culture and literature in the Middle Ages.

Academician Dalai Chuluunii (1930-2009) was Director and Academic Secretariat at the Institute of Oriental Studies, the Institute of International Studies and the Institute of History, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Mongolia. He also served at the Diplomatic Service of Mongolia in Peking, China. He graduated from Peking University, People’s Republic of China (1958), and received his Ph.D. in History (1970) and Sc.D. in Mongolian History from the Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Mongolia (1986). His main research works focused on Mongolian History, Sinology, Oriental Studies, and the History of International Relations. He was the author of 20 monographs and co-author of 13 books, as well as 100 articles in Mongolian and foreign languages such as Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Czech, etc. He was awarded the Honorary Scientist of Mongolia (1996) and other major prizes from academic organizations in, e.g., Russia, China and Japan.

Price: $16.99.00 (paper) 62 pages. Springer, Singapore

Tasked with finding the reincarnation of a great lama—a spiritual teacher who may have been born anywhere in the vast Mongolian landscape—the young monk Chuluun sets out with his identical twin, Mun, who has rejected the monastic life they once shared. Their relationship will be tested on this journey through their homeland as each possesses the ability to hear the other’s thoughts.

Proving once again that she is a writer of immense range and imagination, Quan Barry carries us across a terrain as unforgiving as it is beautiful and culturally varied, from the western Altai mountains to the eerie starkness of the Gobi Desert to the ancient capital of Chinggis Khaan. As their country stretches before them, questions of faith—along with more earthly matters of love and brotherhood—haunt the twins.
Are our lives our own, or do we belong to something larger? When I’m Gone, Look for Me in the East is a stunningly far-flung examination of our individual struggle to retain our convictions and discover meaning in a fast-changing world, as well as a meditation on accepting what simply is.

Born in Saigon and raised in Massachusetts, QUAN BARRY is the author of the novels She Weeps Each Time You’re Born and We Ride Upon Sticks (winner of the 2020 ALA Alex Award), and four books of poetry, including Water Puppets (winner of the AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry and a PEN Open Book finalist). Barry’s first play, The Mytilenean Debate, premiers in the spring of 2022. She is the Lorraine Hansberry Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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