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Human Relations Area Files, Inc. (HRAF)

About HRAF Human Relations Area Files, 755 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT Human Relations Area Files, Inc. (HRAF) is an internationally recognized organization in the field of cultural anthropology. Founded in 1949 at Yale University, HRAF is a not-for-profit membership consortium of universities, colleges, and research institutions. Its mission is to encourage and facilitate the cross-cultural study of human culture, society and behavior in the past and present. In the 1930s, behavioral scienti   ......

eHRAF World Cultures

eHRAF World Cultures contains ethnographic collections covering all aspects of cultural and social life. eHRAF is unique in having subject indexing at the paragraph level. This allows detailed and precise searching for concepts not easily found with keywords. The Features, Benefits & Uses section highlights eHRAF’s distinctive attributes such as the ability to search by cultures, subjects, regions, and even subsistence types. It also gives an overview of the type of studies and academic di   ......

SUMMER SCHOOL FOR THE YOUNG MONGOLISTS

One of the functions of the IISNC is to assist in training research workers, in particular young researchers. Therefore, our institute in cooperation Mongolian University of Education has been organized the Summer School since 2003 accordingly. During the Summer School, an international scientific conference has been held among the participants of the Summer school involving young Mongolian researchers from research institutes of Mongolia since 2004 on an annual basis. We think that this confere   ......

The Mongol Century: Visual Cultures of Yuan China, 1271-1368

The Mongol Century explores the visual world of China’s Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), the spectacular but relatively short-lived regime founded by Khubilai Khan, regarded as the pre-eminent khanate of the Mongol empire. This book illuminates the Yuan era – full of conflicts and complex interactions between Mongol power and Chinese heritage – by delving into the visual history of its culture, considering how Mongol governance and values imposed a new order on China’s culture and how   ......

Building of Database for Mongolists

With the expansion of Mongolia’s contacts with the rest of the world, the world of scholarship on Mongolian and Mongolian peoples world-wide has become wider and broader than ever. New fields are opening up regularly and new communities of collaborative scholars are forming. This situation offers an opportunity for those working in fields related to the Mongolian lands and peoples to find fruitful new areas of cooperation and mutual academic enrichment. To facilitate this type of exchange,   ......

CALL FOR PAPERS, 2015 Annual Meeting of The Mongolia Society in Chicago, Illinois

Tue, 09/30/2014 – 21:44 — Kacey CALL FOR PAPERS 2015 Annual Meeting of The Mongolia Society in Chicago, Illinois The 2015 Annual Meeting of The Mongolia Society will be held in conjunction with the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) when it meets in Chicago, March 26-29, 2015. The exact date of the meeting will be announced at a later date. The Mongolia Society is placing a CALL FOR PAPERS for the 2015 Annual Meeting and Panels in Chicago, IL. Please submit your abstract for considerati   ......

Nomads as Agents of Cultural Change: The Mongols and Their Eurasian Predecessors

Nomads as Agents of Cultural Change: The Mongols and Their Eurasian Predecessors Editor: Amitai, Reuven; Biran, Michal; Since the first millennium BCE, nomads of the Eurasian steppe have played a key role in world history and the development of adjacent sedentary regions, especially China, India, the Middle East, and Eastern and Central Europe.  Although their more settled neighbors often saw them as an ongoing threat and imminent danger—“barbarians,” in fact—their impact on sedentary c   ......

Conference Schedule: Symposium on Centralasian Sources and Research

                                 Conference  Schedule                                      (preliminary version) Symposium “Zentralasienforschung – Quellen und Methoden” Symposium on Centralasian Sources and Research Georg August Universität Göttingen 23. – 26.Oktober 2014 Ort: Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 1, 37073 Göttingen Seminarraum 1.Stock/ Confere   ......

Mongolian Nomadic Culture and Ecological Civilization Was Held in Aru Khorchin Banner

Place: Aru khorchin Banner, Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region, China Date: July 19 – July 20, 2014 From July 19 to July 20, 2014, the International Conference on Mongolian Nomadic Culture and Ecological Civilization was held in Aru khorchin Banner of Chifeng City, Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region. It was jointly sponsored by the Chinese Association for Mongolian Studies, the Institute for Postmodern Development of China (IPDC), the Association for Economic Studies on Mongolian Ethnic Mino   ......

Mobility and Transformations: Economic and Cultural Exchange in Mongol Eurasia Was Held in Hebrew University

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, June 29 – July 1st 2014 From June 29 to July 1, 2014, international conference on Mobility and Transformations: Economic and Cultural Exchange in Mongol Eurasia & Summer International Seminar on the Research Trend of Mongolian Empire held in Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The academic seminar was organized by Hebrew University and Seoul National University and sponsored by the Project of “Mobility, Empire and Cross Cultural Contacts in Mongol Eura   ......