Subject: This Month in Mongolian Studies - June 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
This publication is supported in part by memberships.  Please consider becoming a member of the ACMS, or renewing your membership by visiting our website at

Thank you!

ACMS Announcements, News and Media References
Official Opening of Conservation & Preservation of Mongolia's Endangered Textile Collection 
and Tradition Project

The hybrid opening ceremony of the project took place on June 7, 2022. The project was awarded funding from the Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) in 2019 with the of conserving and preserving textile collection and tradition, and professional development of museum professionals. Due to the Covid-19 global pandemic the project was implemented by online workshops a. Now with the world opening up, the project will carry on in hybrid form with our new project team - Project Leader, Colleen O'Shea, Project Fellows, Kristen Pearson and O.Angaragsuren.

Participating organizations include the National Center for Cultural Heritage, Institute for Archaeology of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences, National Museum of Mongolia, Provincial Museums of Dornod, Khovd and Umugovi.

Latest on Mongolia Field School

We are excited to be able to offer our Mongolian Field School this Summer. As you may know, this year we are holding 2 sessions. Participants for Session 1 course (Climate Change and Herding: Incontrovertible Warning Signs and Local Responses) are gearing up to visit Ogii Nuur and Kharkhorin areas in late June, where they will interview local experts and herders about the impacts of climate change.

Session 2 course, Environment, Humans, and Mining in Northern Mongoliais still open for applicants until the extended June 30 deadline. This course will run July 25 to August 12.

We plan to offer additional courses on a wide variety of exciting courses in the Summer of 2023. To find out more, please click on the button below.

Mongolia Field School 2022 Info Session Webinar
now available on-demand

On March 8, the ACMS staff and Mongolia Field School course instructors organized a live info session to provide an overview of each of the five courses, offer more details about the Field School application process and funding opportunities, discuss travel and living arrangements, and answer any questions students may have. The upcoming Mongolia Field School program offers an educational travel experience open to all participants including students, teachers and lifelong learners and adventurers. Participants will have the opportunity to go deeper into key topics in contemporary Mongolia, gain field research experience and travel off the beaten path expertly guided by faculty mentors. 

Please note that for 2022 we are holding 2 sessions for Mongolia Field School - Session 1: Climate Change and Herding: Incontrovertible Signs and Local Response; Session 2: Environment, Humans and Mining in Northern Mongolia. Other sessions mentioned in the webinar have been postponed to 2023.

At 48:50 minutes you can find the details on Session 2: Environment, Humans and Mining in Northern MongoliaThe webinar is now available to watch on YouTube via the following link.

Intensive Summer Mongolian 
Language School Begins

ISML has started on June 6, 2022 with 4 students from across U.S. universities. Brandis Malone (Indiana University), Stephen Garret (University of Pennsylvania), Attyat Mayans (Boston University) and Daniel Cotter (University of Chicago) have started their 8 week journey into Mongolian language and culture. The classes are organized into two groups based on the students' language abilities. Mongolian language instructions will be carried out by Tsermaa bagsh and Tuul bagsh.
ACMS Library Survey

In case you missed it, please take a few minutes to fill out the ACMS Library Survey.

ACMS Library and Media Coordinator T. Gantungalag and ACMS Library Fellow Liz Gartley are working together to expand the reach of the ACMS Library through the development of a new library website and curated research guides. To strengthen and inform this project, ACMS members are invited to complete a short survey, linked below. 

The purpose of this survey is to gather information about the research and information interests and needs of ACMS members. All ACMS members are encouraged to complete the survey--even if you have never used the ACMS library! The more information gathered, the better we can serve ACMS members and other researchers and scholars interested in Mongolia. 

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 May for Virtual Speaker Series we chose to highlight some of our early work. Our social media presence has grown larger and we wanted to show our early speakers to our new followers and subscribers. And while at it we had the opportunity of revisiting the careers of our speakers and spotlight serious issues as well.

We highlighted Dr. Petya Andreeva, then candidate for PhD, and her presentation on iron age funerary arts on Mongolian steppe.
And Dr. Julia Clark of the Nomad Science, who put a spotlight on the dangers of looting and climate change to archaeology and cultural heritage in Mongolia.
The fifth "Соёлын өв цуврал семинар" (Cultural Heritage Colloquium) event of the year was an online panel discussion, titled “Museum and International Collaboration”, which was held on May 27th, 10 AM ULAT. The main language of the colloquium was Mongolian. The panelists were D.Bumaa, Head of the National Committee of the International Council of Museums, J.Myandas, Chief of Treasury Department, Museum of Natural History of Mongolia, D.Erdmaa, Head of Marketing, Chinggis Khaan Museum, B.Byambajav, Director, Dornogobi Provincial Museum.

The panel discussion was uploaded to you YouTube and can be watched below. Please like and share the video. If you haven't already, please subscribe to our YouTube channel.

We are pleased to announce that The ACMS Field Research fellows of 2021 and 2022 finally are able to start their research work in Mongolia in their distinctive fields after delays due to Covid 19. We interviewed one our fellows Nomin-Erdene Jagdagdorj, Law student at Harvard Law School. Her research focuses on "Data Security and Rule of Law in Mongolia." 

Vacancies, Scholarship, and Fellowships

Society Administrator Wanted for the Central Eurasian Studies Society

The Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) seeks a part-time, remote-working Administrator commencing June 13, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Administrator reports to a three-person Executive Committee/CESS Board of Directors and works closely with the Treasurer (a volunteer) and a part-time Communications Director. The Administrator plays the central coordinating role for CESS and is the Society’s primary point of contact.

The role has four key areas of responsibility:

1) Membership: Respond to member inquiries; process new and renewal memberships; manage membership form and information in the membership system; oversee process of annual membership fee review; produce membership reports.

2) Conferences (Summer Conference in Eurasia; Fall Conference in North America): Oversee proposal submission process including creating submission form, sharing information, handling inquiries, updating conference system; maintain communication between conference committee and host university; support creation of the program; set up and manage conference registration; act as primary liaison with CESS’s IT and conference administration backend, NomadIT; run an on-site registration desk at the Fall Conference; maintain communications with conference host; support conference committee; produce conference reports.

3) Financial Administration: Produce annual budget and quarterly income & expenditure reports (with support from the Treasurer and Assistant); support the Treasurer/Assistant with the annual IRS tax return; review and propose improvements to financial procedures; manage payments.

4) Society Administration: Act as clerk to CESS board; Respond to emails; keep website up-to-date; coordinate annual Board elections; distribute news and announcements to CESS mailing lists; support all CESS committees; liaise with partner journal publishers; manage relationship with NomadIT (membership/conference system provider); maintain CESS’ electronic files including the annual calendar; provide information to the Board as requested; participate as an ex officio member in Board meetings.

Essential selection criteria

• Excellent written and spoken English-language communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills and a strong team player
• Extremely well organized
• Technologically literate and able to learn new systems/software rapidly
• Experience of remote working
• Confident managing budgets and financial information
• Demonstrable interest in/experience of Central Eurasia

Desirable selection criteria

• Education, research, or scholarship in a field related to Central Eurasia
• Experience of conference organization
• Experience using WordPress
• Experience working with volunteers / a volunteer Board of Directors
• Based permanently and with the right to work in the United States

Please visit the site for details about application.
Peace Corps Mongolia is Hiring

Peace Corps is a U.S. Government agency dedicated to world peace and friendship. For the last 30 Peace Corps Mongolia volunteers have worked alongside Mongolians to share culture, language, knowledge, and technical skills to help fulfill this mission. 

Peace Corps Mongolia is looking for a Language and Cross Culture Coordinator (LCCC). The LCCC will carry out:
  • Competency based language and intercultural competence, diversity, equity and inclusivity curriculum for trainees and volunteers, assessment of their needs and curriculum update.
  • Synchronous and asynchronous training modules and resources that support the curriculum.
  • Capacity building and providing technical support to temporary staff during key events.
  • Language Proficiency Testing of volunteers.
  • Homestay program and training the homestay coordinator.
Key qualifications:
  • University degree in education
  • 2 years of training background
  • Excellent facilitation, training and coaching skills
  • Experience in Mongolian and English language training
  • Fluent in Mongolian and English languages
  • Strong computer skills
  • Must be available to work from Monday to Friday (40 hours per week)
  • Be willing and capable to work away from home for 4-5 month yearly
Application deadline: June 16, 2022 5:30 PM

Scope of work can be obtained via email at
Send Cover Letter and Resume in ENGLISH to

WWF Mongolia is Hiring

WWF Mongolia is looking for a Legal Compliance and Animal Expert to assist in the implementation of the program "Future of Leopard Habitat." The Legal Compliance and Animal Expert will conduct the following tasks in pursuit of poaching and contraband prevention and conservation management:
  • Implementation of "Zero Poaching Toolkit" in select areas of Altai Soyon Eco Zone.
  • Oversee the anti poaching and control SMART system.
  • Develop a training program for conservationists.
  • Organize the improvement of anti poaching regulations.
  • Conservation management monitoring.
  • Draft media and workshops aimed at raising public awareness about poaching.
  • Draft a report to WWF on the program.
Key qualifications:
  • Hold bachelor's degree or above in environmental studies or law
  • 3 years prior experience in environmental fields
  • Be able to work with government agencies and the public
  • Management skills
  • Be able to work in rural areas
  • Strong computer skills
  • Good writing skills in Mongolian
  • Be able to communicate in English
Works duration: July 1, 2022 to April 30, 2023

Application deadline: June 20, 2022 6:00 PM

Please send your CV, diploma copy and identification copy to

People in Need Mongolia are Hiring

They need a Monitoring & Evaluation and Community Feedback and Response Officer or CFR.

Responsibilities for MEAL quality management:
  • Support Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) manager in maintaining consistency in MEAL processes across all programs and projects.
Responsibilities for MEAL system implementation and reporting:
  • Support project teams in preparation for regular project review meetings, including a regular updates of the Indicator tracking table (ITT) and meaningful reporting on indicators.
  • Develop forms for online/offline data collection and support in designing, planning quantitative and qualitative data collections including tools development.
  • Participate in conducting surveys or other data collection activities (observations, KIIs, FGDs etc.).
  • Support line manager in conducting data analysis on collected data and developing reports.
  • Coordinate with field enumerators during data collection phases.
  • Ensure data collected under different projects are properly stored on ELO (PIN’s internal archiving system, and other database) in accordance with the relevant data protection policies.
  • Regularly inform the line manager about findings and any other issues arising from MEAL activities.
  • Support regional MEAL advisor as requested.
Responsibilities for CFRM implementation and reporting:
  • Serve as a focal point for CFRM by receiving complaints and feedback from the community, logging them in the CFRM logbook, and responding to them in a timely manner with overall supervision from the MEAL manager.
  • Ensure CFRM analyses are being conducted and results are shared regularly with country program staff.
  • Ensure CFR channels are endorsed during different project activities through visibility materials (CFR info cards, CFR channels posters etc).
Position Requirements:
  • At least Bachelor Degree in social sciences, development, demography analysis or statistics or any other relevant field;
  • Ability to design and plan research activities;
  • Experience in data collection and handling of electronic data collection tools (experience with KoboToolbox or other ODK software is desirable);
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative data analysis (ability to use statistical and data management software such as STATA, SPSS, NVIVO, QDA Miner will be an advantage);
  • Good level of written and spoken English;
  • High ethical standards and ability to endorse principles of confidentiality and data protection;
  • Good report-writing skills;
  • Good communication skills;
Recent university graduates are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:
Please send your following applications to
Cover letter,
At least 1 work references
Mention as reference MEAL/CFR OFFICER_APPLICATION_PIN Mongolia in the email header.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, thank you for your understanding.

Deadline for submission of applications: 6:00 PM, 20 JUNE 2022

Click here for more information
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: For the New Journal "Chinggis Khaan Heritage Studies"

We are pleased to announce the formation of "Chinggis Khaan Heritage Studies," a scientific journal dedicated to the 860th birth anniversary of Chinggis Khaan, which is going to be disseminated in Mongolian and English, and either in paper publication or electronic form.

We would accept scientific articles and critique on scientific works related to Chinggis Khaan and his successors, and Great Mongolian period in below mentioned study areas: 
  • History and archeology; 
  • Ethnology, anthropology, textology;
  • Literature, Linguistics;
  • Culture and Art;
  • Religious studies;
  • Legal studies.
  • proposing new ideas and conclusions; 
  • not been published before in any form except as a preprint; 
  • written in English.
Submission guidelines:
  • Article font: Times New Roman
  • Font size: 12
  • Line spacing: Single
  • Paragraph indention: 1 cm
  • Margin on all sides: 2 cm
  • Article size: 5-15 pages
  • Citation: APA format
Please send your article to:© before 15th of June, 2022. Scientific articles will be assessed by our 'editorial board' for publication. 

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 May, 2022:
  • "Mongolia Collections at the Harvard-Peabody Museum": The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology has long had Mongolia collections in its repository. However, renovations are underway to improve accessibility and curate the collections, especially the ones brought in by the famed Mongolist Owen Lattimore. The link above takes you to almost 200 digitized items of archeological and ethnographic significance -- and it's open to public!
  • "Digital Buddhist Resource Centeris a nonprofit organization dedicated to seeking out, preserving, documenting, and disseminating Buddhist literature. We provide scholars, translators, Buddhist practitioners, and the general public with access to an unparalleled collection of Buddhist texts. Joining digital technology with scholarship, BDRC ensures that the cultural treasures of the Buddhist literary tradition are secure and accessible for generations to come.
  • "Location Map of Mongolia's Buddhist Monasteries" this is a digital map by the BDRC feature locations and names of over 1100 Buddhist monasteries located in Mongolia.
  • "Re-Mapping Sovereignty" is a digital collection of khoshun maps of Outer Mongolia made during the Qing Dynasty.
  • "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 we found in May, 2022:
Other News and Events

The Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies (YOCAPS) 
is interviewing Ambassador Michael Klecheski

On June 17 at 8:00 AM (Ulaanbaatar) YOCAPS will interview the U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia Michael Klecheski on the "Trajectory of American-Mongolian Relations". The interview will held online on Zoom.

To join please click on this link.

If you have any questions to the Ambassador please email them to

Here is the link to the Facebook event, where you can learn more about the Ambassador Michael Klecheski's background.

IMS is Offering Summer Course on Mongolian Language and Culture

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 organise 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

Enrollment: Submit the Enrollment Form before June 30, 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

Conference: Old Discipline, New Trajectories: Theories, Methods 
and Practices in Anthropology

The Faculty of Philosophie at Vilnius University are host a conference on anthropology. 

When: June 16-18, 2022 
Where: Vilnius, Lithuania

Although registration to this event is closed, among the keynotes, there is a speech by Dr. Bumochir Dulam, Professor of anthropology and chair at the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, National University of Mongolia. 

Dr. Bumochir will be speaking about "Environmental Nationalist Shaping of Neoliberal Policies and the State in Mongolia" on June 17, 2022, 16:30-18:00 (local time), in J. Kovalevskis auditorium.

Read more about the conference here.
The Manchu Studies Group is Offering Free Courses in Manchu Language

Course 1: Introduction to the Manchu Language

Instructor: Dr. He BIAN, Associate Professor in History and East Asian Studies, Princeton University.

How to apply:

Please send the following materials/information by e-mail to David Porter at by Friday, June 10.

Course 2: Reading Manchu Documents

Instructor: Dr. David Porter, Faculty Lecturer, Department of History and Classical Studies, McGill University.

How to apply:

Please send the following materials/information by e-mail to David Porter at by Friday, June 10.

For more details visit the Manchu Studies Group website here.
The Gobi Museum of Nature and History has opened in Dalanzadgad

Today, the Gobi Museum of Nature and History of Umnugovi aimag built with MNT10.9 billion from the Gobi Oyu Development Support Fund was opened in Dalanzadgad soum. The museum has a collection of more than 4,000 exhibits and artefacts in its halls with world-class designs and equipment. Read more...

Recent Books

"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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