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Material Culture of the Khashaa: Fence Exigency in Ulaanbaatar’s Ger Districts – Byoern Reichhardt

By | May 4th, 2016|Field Notes|

Mongolia Field Notes #1, author:  Bjoern Reichhardt In the past century, the city of Ulaanbaatar saw itself confronted with vast changes concerning its structure, inhabitants and growth. The present outcome is, a relatively densely populated city that is shaped by an increasing number of tall modern business buildings and apartment complexes in its center, which [...]

Uyghur Nation: Reform and Revolution on the Russia-China Frontier

By | April 15th, 2016|Recent Publications|

Recent Publication by David Brophy (Harvard University Press, April 2016). The meeting of the Russian and Qing empires in the nineteenth century had dramatic consequences for Central Asia’s Muslim communities. Along this frontier, a new political space emerged, shaped by competing imperial and spiritual loyalties, cross-border economic and social ties, and the revolutions that engulfed Russia [...]

Introducing Mongolian Field Notes

By | March 25th, 2016|Field Notes, News|

The ACMS is excited to announce the launching of a new online research publication called Mongolian Field Notes which will be available periodically tentatively starting May 1st, 2016. Mongolia Field Notes will communicate academic research about Mongolia to broader audiences. They are modeled on the successful Asia Pacific Memo produced by the Institute of Asian [...]

ACMS welcomes Dr. Julia Clark as resident Cultural Heritage Program Coordinator

By | February 20th, 2016|News|

With support from the Henry Luce Foundation, the American Center for Mongolian Studies has initiated a Cultural Heritage Program (CHP) that is being directed from its Ulaanbaatar office. This program will host several fellows each year in the area of cultural heritage in Mongolia. Researchers will support the documentation and preservation of both the tangible [...]

ACMS Annual Meeting, Poster Session, and Reception in Seattle, Friday, April 1st, 2016

By | February 17th, 2016|Opportunities|

Please join us for our Annual Meeting, coming up on Friday, April 1st, 2016! This year's meeting will be in Seattle, in conjunction with the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) annual meeting at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel (1400 6th Avenue, Seattle). As usual, a reception, cultural program, and poster session will be held after the [...]

Governing Post-­Imperial Siberia and Mongolia, 1911-­1924: Buddhism, Socialism and Nationalism in State and Autonomy Building

By | February 3rd, 2016|Recent Publications|

Recent Publication by Ivan Sablin (February 2016, Routledge). The governance arrangements put in place for Siberia and Mongolia after the collapse of the Qing and Russian Empires were highly unusual, experimental and extremely interesting. The Buryat­-Mongol Autonomous Socialist Soviet Republic established within the Soviet Union in 1923 and the independent Mongolian People’s Republic established a year [...]

Cultural Heritage Program Application Deadline Feb 15, 2016

By | February 1st, 2016|Opportunities|

The 2016-17 Mongolia Cultural Heritage Research Fellowship program supports academic research projects that will contribute to the documentation and preservation of the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of Inner Asia, with a focus on the people and geographic area that is now in the nation of Mongolia. All applicants should be advanced graduate students or [...]

China’s Early Mosques

By | January 31st, 2016|Recent Publications|

Recent Publication by Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt (Edinburgh University Press, Jan. 2016). What happens when a monotheistic, foreign religion needs a space in which to worship in China, a civilisation with a building tradition that has been largely unchanged for several millennia? The story of this extraordinary convergence begins in the 7th century and continues under the [...]