Title: Mongolian Buddhism in the Modern World (Register here)
Date: July 8, 6:30pm PT / July 9, 9:30am ULAT
This Virtual Speaker Series session will be on Mongolian Buddhism in the modern world, with speakers Betsy Quammen and Manlai Chonos, and moderated by Dr. Marissa Smith. Betsy will discuss efforts to re-establish Buddhist sacred sites in Mongolia, specifically the reconstruction of Dayan Derkh Monastery. She will also touch on the monastery’s story of Buddhism-Shamanic syncretism. Manlai will discuss reincarnation politics in Mongolian Buddhism and Mongolia’s role between Tibetan government-in-exile and PRC.
Manlai holds M.A in Contemporary East Asian studies from the University of Duisburg-Essen. He’s interested in China’s efforts and campaigns to boost its image across the world.