Category Archives: Mongolists

Vesna Wallace, Mongolist Scholar, USA

Vesna Wallace, ProfessorPh.D., UC BerkeleyArea:South Asian Studies About: The main methodological approach to my field of study will continue to consist of the following: philological and textual study, and philosophical, historical, critical, and comparative analyses of the Buddhist traditions of South Asia, Tibet,and Mongolia. Articles: BOOKS Buddhism in Mongolian History, Culture, and Society. Edited by Vesna A. Wallace. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.   The Kālacakratantra: Th   ......

A Historian and Mongolist Nicola Di Cosmo

Nicola Di Cosmo received his Ph.D. from the Department of Uralic and Altaic Studies (now Central Eurasian Studies) at Indiana University in 1991, and held research and teaching positions at the University of Cambridge, Harvard University, and the University of Canterbury (New Zealand) before joining the Institute for Advanced Study in 2003. His main field of research is the history of the relations between China and Inner Asia from prehistory to the modern period. Within that broad area he has p   ......

A Young Mongolist Dr.Christopher Pratt ATWOOD, Indiana University

Christopher Pratt ATWOOD March15, 2015 Central Eurasian Studies Department Goodbody Hall 157 1011 East 3rd Street Bloomington, Ind., 47405-7005 (812) 855-4059 (o) (812) 855-7500 (fax) 1215 S. Pickwick Place Bloomington, Ind., 47401 (812) 339-4514 (h) email: catwood@indiana.edu Birth: February 9, 1964, Boston, Mass.   Employment Indiana University, Central Eurasian Studies Department: Chair (July, 2007-June, 2013); Associate Professor (fall, 2002 on); Assistant Professor (fall 1996-spring, 2   ......

Dr Igor de Rachewiltz, an Italian historian and philologist specializing in Mongol studies

Dr Igor de Rachewiltz is an Italian historian and philologist specializing in Mongol studies. He graduated with a law degree from a university in Rome, pursued Oriental studies in Naples and received his PhD from the ANU where he is currently an emeritus Fellow. He has published a translation of The Secret History of the Mongols in eleven volumes of Papers on Far Eastern History (1971-1985). Dr Rachewiltz’s research interests include the political and cultural history of China and Mongolia   ......

Nicholas Poppe (1897-1991)

Nicholas Poppe (1897-1991)was one of the best mongolists in the world. His life resembled adventure novel or a Holliwood blockbaster. One of the founders of scholar Altaic studies. Here you can find a collection of selected works of N.Poppe    Selected works: N.N.Poppe. Neues über den Tanjur in mongolischer Sprache 1924, pdf N.N.Poppe.Russiche Arbeiten auf dem Gebiet der Mongolistik 1914-1924 //Asia Major 1924 , pdf N.N.Poppe. Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Altmongolischen Schriftsprache //As   ......

Shamanic Researcher Dr. S. Dulam

Sendenjaviin Dulam was born in 1950 in Buleen, in Bayanbulag sum of Bayanhongor aimag in Mongolia. He attended grade school from 1958-1968, then studied at the Mongolian National University doing research on Mongolian mythology for his bachelor’s degree. He completed his doctoral work in 1982, doing research on traditional styles of storytelling and folk poetry. This research came to include research on shamanic oral traditions. From 1990 he studied the survival of shamanic traditions, which w   ......

Jacques Legrand (Mongolist)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Jacques Legrand Jacques Legrand (born 29 June 1946) is a French linguist and anthropologist. He specializes in Mongolian literature and history and the Mongolian language.   Contents [hide] 1 Career 2 Bibliography 3 References 4 External links   Career[edit] Legrand was born on 29 June 1946 in Rennes, Ille-et-Vilaine in western France.[1] From 1967 to 1968, he worked as a translator at the French embassies in Mongolia an   ......

Ferdinand Diedrich Lessing, Oriental Languages: Berkeley

1882-1961 Agassiz Professor of Oriental Languages and Literature, Emeritus Ferdinand Diedrich Lessing was born on February 26, 1882, in Essen, Germany. Even as a young boy, he was animated by an insatiable curiosity about the varieties of human linguistic experience and manifested his remarkable talent as a polyglot. When barely  twenty, he directed his interests to the then exotic world of China and Inner Asia and was fortunate to come under the guidance of F. W. K. Müller, the most rigorous   ......

Joseph Fletcher, American historian of China and Central Asia

Joseph Fletcher (1934-1984) exerted a tremendous influence on the development of the fields of Chinese and Central Asian history, the scale of which is all the more noteworthy for the brevity of his academic career. Endowed with a remarkable aptitude for foreign languages, wide-ranging interests, and a passion for teaching, Fletcher spent nearly the entirety of his academic career at Harvard. He earned his A.B. from Harvard in 1957, was a Junior Fellow in the Society of Fellows from 1962 to 1966   ......

Jack Weatherford, DeWitt Wallace Professor, Emeritus

In the 14th century, the North African scholar Ibn Khaldun wrote the first historical work to focus on tribalism as the key to understanding human civilization. In his analysis, civilization faces an eternal dilemma and needs tribal values to survive. In his scholarship, Professor Weatherford tries to follow the tradition of Ibn Khaldun by studying the relationship of tribal people to the larger societies around them and to world history. Professor Weatherford is a cultural anthropologist who ha   ......