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The Mongolia Society invites you to
Celebrate Tsagaan Sar,
The Mongolian New Year, with us on
Friday, February 24, 2017
From 6 – 8:30 pm, in the
University Club at Indiana University
President’s Room 150
Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E. 7th Street,
Bloomington, Indiana

Co-hosted by: The Mongolia Society, Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, Pan Asia Institute, Department of Central Eurasian Studies, IU Asian Culture Center, Mongolian Student Association/IUSA and the Bloomington Mongolian Community.

The Mongolia Society, 703 Eigenmann Hall, 1900 E. 10th St., Bloomington, Indiana 47406
Telephone and Fax: 812-855-4078; E-Mail: monsoc@indiana.edu; Web: www.mongoliasociety.org


Please click here for the tentative 2017 Mongolia Society annual meeting program. Please note: this program is subject to change. Please contact the Mongolia Society office or Facebook page, or check back in on the website for up-to-date information. See you there!


CALL FOR PAPERS EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 5, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

2017 Annual Meeting of The Mongolia Society in Bloomington, Indiana

The 2017 Annual Meeting of The Mongolia Society will be held on the Indiana University Bloomington campus in March, when we meet in conjunction with ACES (Association for Central Eurasian Students).  The exact time of the meeting and panels will be announced as plans are formalized.

The Mongolia Society is placing a CALL FOR PAPERS for the 2017 Annual Meeting and Panels in Bloomington, Indiana.  There will be three themes:  #1) 30th Anniversary of US-Mongolian Relations.  #2) Contemporary Mongolian Democracy and Economics (e.g. 25th anniversary of Mongolia’s 1992 Democratic Constitution, mining, etc.). #3) Mongolian Linguistics and the Future of Mongolian Studies.

Your abstract must be submitted to The Mongolia Society by FEBRUARY 5, 2017, and contain the paper title, be no more than 300 words, and have contact information, including email address (click here for submission guidelines).  If your abstract is accepted, you will have 20 minutes to present your paper. You must be a Mongolia Society member to present a paper. To join the Society, please either contact the Society office or go to our website www.mongoliasociety.org

Please send your abstract to Susie Drost, The Mongolia Society, 703 Eigenmann Hall, Indiana University, 1900 E. 10th St., Bloomington, IN  47406; Telephone and Fax number:  812-855-4078; E-Mail:  monsoc@indiana.edu; Web:  www.mongoliasociety.org


Mongolian Studies is often in need of reviewers of books as well as articles for the journal.  If you are interested in serving in this capacity, please send an email to monsocjournal@gmail.com with a 1 page CV indicating publications and areas of interest.


CALL FOR PAPERS

2017 Annual Meeting of The Mongolia Society in Bloomington, Indiana

The 2017 Annual Meeting of The Mongolia Society will be held on the Indiana University Bloomington campus in March, when we meet in conjunction with ACES (Association for Central Eurasian Students).  The exact time of the meeting and panels will be announced as plans are formalized.

The Mongolia Society is placing a CALL FOR PAPERS for the 2017 Annual Meeting and Panels in Bloomington, Indiana.  There will be three themes:  #1) 30th Anniversary of US-Mongolian Relations.  #2) Contemporary Mongolian Democracy and Economics (e.g. 25th anniversary of Mongolia’s 1992 Democratic Constitution, mining, etc.). #3) Mongolian Linguistics and the Future of Mongolian Studies.

Your abstract must be submitted to The Mongolia Society by January 15, 2017, and contain the paper title, be no more than 300 words, and have contact information, including email address (click here for submission guidelines).  If your abstract is accepted, you will have 20 minutes to present your paper. You must be a Mongolia Society member to present a paper. To join the Society, please either contact the Society office or go to our website www.mongoliasociety.org

Please send your abstract to Susie Drost, The Mongolia Society, 703 Eigenmann Hall, Indiana University, 1900 E. 10th St., Bloomington, IN  47406; Telephone and Fax number:  812-855-4078; E-Mail:  monsoc@indiana.edu; Web:  www.mongoliasociety.org


Mongolian Naadam Celebration in Bloomington, Indiana

Please join us for The Mongolia Society’s Naadam Celebration.

When: Friday, July 8, 2016

Where:  Lower Cascades Park, Waterfall shelter, Bloomington, Indiana.

Directions:  Take the 45/46 Bypass to N. Walnut St. and turn left (north). Turn left at the first intersection (at the stop light) onto N. Old State Road 37. Cascades Park is located about 1/2 mile up on Old State Road 37. City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation map: http://bloomington.in.gov/media/media/application/pdf/10704.pdf

Time:  4 pm

Please bring food to share and your beverages to drink. 

There will be Mongolian food and games to play.  Hot dogs and plates, napkins, silverware, etc. will be provided by The Mongolia Society.

Co-hosted by:   The Mongolia Society, Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, The Department of Central Eurasian Studies, and the Bloomington Mongolian community


May 2016 Book List

FOR SALE BY THE MONGOLIA SOCIETY

(Available on a first come, first sold basis due to the limited number available.)


Click here for a downloadable copy of the The Mongolia Society Annual Meeting and Panels.


THE   MONGOLIA   SOCIETY 

ANNUAL   MEETING   AND   PANELS  

Friday, April 1, 2016

The Mongolia Society Annual Meeting and Panels will be held on the Seattle University campus in the Casey Building (also known as Casey Commons), 900 Broadway, Seattle, Washington.

9:00 am                       Annual Meeting of The Mongolia Society              Room:  Casey 500 E

Keynote Address:  TBA

                                                         PROGRAM                   Room:  Casey 500 E

 10:00 am – 11:45 am  Mongolian Literature and Music

                                    Chair:  Alicia Campi, President, The Mongolia Society

Panelists:  Vesna Wallace, (University of California, Santa Barbara), “The Reception of Daṇḍin’s Mirror of Poetry in Mongolia and Limitations of the Earliest Mongolian Translation of the Mirror of Poetry;” Brian Baumann (University of California, Berkeley), “The Scent of a Woman;” Peter K. Marsh (California State University, East Bay), “This Is Our Tradition: The Transformative Roles of Traditional Music in Post-Socialist Mongolia;” Uranchimeg Tsultemin, (University of California, Berkeley and Yonsei University, South Korea), “Mongol Zurag: Invention of Tradition in Socialist Mongolia.”

11:45 am – 1:00 pm    LUNCH

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm     Mongolian Sociology and Education                      

                                    Chair:  TBA

Panelists:  Saruul-Erdene Myagmar, (Foreign Service Institute, Department of State), “On Some Etymological Notes of Petit de la Croix’s ‘History of Genghizcan the Great;’” Gabriel Bamana, (University of Groningen, The Netherlands), “Social relations of Solidarity versus Social relations of Obligation.  A comparative case study of Mongolia and DR Congo;” Kathryn E. Graber, (Indiana University), “What’s in a Brand?  Marketing Mongolian Cashmere Abroad;” Alimaa Jamiyansuren, (Peregrine Academic Services), “Exploring the Significance of Values-based Leadership Development in Mongolian Higher Education;” Duren Walters, (Independent Scholar), “Current discussions and future perspectives on teaching children Mongolian language in the United States;” Rinchin Lonjid, (Independent Scholar), “Review of Buddhists’ Contributions to Mongolian History of the XX Century.”

Sponsored by:  The Mongolia Society, Mongol-American Cultural Association and Seattle University.


 

CALL FOR PAPERS

2016 Annual Meeting of The Mongolia Society in Seattle, Washington

 The 2016 Annual Meeting of The Mongolia Society will be held on Friday, April 1, 2016 on the Seattle University campus.  The exact time of the meeting and panels will be announced as plans are formalized.  The AAS will also be meeting in Seattle, March 31-April 3, 2016.

The Mongolia Society is placing a CALL FOR PAPERS for the 2016 Annual Meeting and Panels in Seattle.  Please submit your abstract on Mongolian history, language, and culture no later than March 1, 2016 to the Mongolia Society office. The abstract must contain the paper title, be no more than 300 words and have contact information, including email address.  If your abstract is accepted, you will have 20 minutes to present your paper. You must be a Mongolia Society member to present a paper. To join the Society, please either contact the Society office or go to our website www.mongoliasociety.org

Please submit your abstract to Susie Drost, The Mongolia Society, Post Office Box 2552, Bloomington, Indiana  47402-2552; Telephone and Fax number:  812-855-4078; E-Mail: monsoc@indiana.edu; Web:  www.mongoliasociety.org


The Mongolia Society Panel and Events

Saturday, October 17, 2015

George Washington University

Elliott School of International Affairs

1957 E Street, NW

Washington, DC, 20052


The Mongolia Society will be meeting in conjunction with the 16th Annual conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) at George Washington University in Washington, DC, on Saturday, October 17, 2015.   This event has received generous support from the US-Asia Institute of Washington DC.  The Mongolia Society meeting is free and open to the public.  The CESS conference will be October 15-18, 2015.  If you wish to participate in the CESS conference too, CESS registration fees apply.  CESS conference program:  http://www.centraleurasia.org/annual-meeting

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Morning Session

Elliott School of International Affairs Room, B12

9:00 am           Opening Remarks:

Alicia Campi, President, The Mongolia Society

Cynthia Werner, Texas University, and CESS past president

Mary Sue Bissell, Vice President and Executive Director, US-Asia Institute

H.E. Altangerel Bulgaa, Mongolian Ambassador to the United States

Panel: 25 Years of Democracy

                        Chair:  Christopher Atwood (Indiana University)

Panelists:  Tamir Chultemsuren (National University of Mongolia), “Mass demonstration and regime change in socialist Mongolia: Galactic policy against radial polity;” Joseph E. Lake (US Ambassador to Mongolia, retired) and Mr. Michael Allen Lake (Independent Scholar), “Yaks on the Runway: Frontier Diplomacy Between the US and Mongolia 1988-1992;” Ts. Batbayar (Mongolian Ambassador to Cuba), “Foreign Policy Agenda of Mongolia:  Summing up 25 Years of Experience;”  Alicia Campi, “25 Years of Mongolian Democracy—Trends;” Dr. Sharad K Soni (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India), “Twenty Five Years of Mongolian Democracy: Gauging the Extent of its Success.”

Afternoon Sessions

Elliott School of International Affairs Room, B12

2:15 pm           Panel:  Issues of Mongolian Democracy

                       Chair:  Alicia Campi

Panelists:  Telmuun Zorig, (Government of Mongolia), “How Can We Define Modern Mongolian Identity and Preserve Nomadic Culture?;”  Dr. S. Battulga (National University of Mongolia), “How Choice Influences Benefit or Efficiency in “Democracy”:  An Example from Mongolian Kazakh Society;” Khishigsuren Dorj (Ulaanbaatar University), “Focus on Language under Illumination of Democracy;” Saruul-Erdene Myagmar (Foreign Service Institute of the US State Department), “Latin Mongolian Script Class Taught at KUTV.”

4:00 pm           Panel:  Mining Issues

                        Chair:  TBA

Panelists:  Edma Khishigdelger (Virginia International University), “Mongolia’s Mining Industry Evolution (1990-2015);” Gabriel  Bamana,  (University of Groningen, The Netherlands), “Ecological and Moral Resistance to Mining Activities in Mongolia;” Ariunbuuvei Namsrai (Independent Scholar), “Mongolian mining boom and new security issues in Mongolia.”

6:30-8:30 pm  Reception following the panels.

Sponsored by: The Mongolia Society and the US-Asia Institute.  A special thanks to Marlene Laruelle, Maureen Pritchard, and CESS for allowing us to meet with them.

The Mongolia Society, 322 Goodbody Hall, Indiana University, 1011 E. Third St., Bloomington, IN  47405-7005

Telephone/Fax:  812-855-4078; E-Mail:  monsoc@indiana.edu; Web:  www.mongoliasociety.org


There are new items for sale from the Mongolia Society. Please click here for ordering information.


The Mongolia Society Call For Papers 

The Mongolia Society will be meeting in conjunction with the 16th Annual conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) at George Washington University in Washington, DC, on Saturday, October 17, 2015.   The Mongolia Society meeting is free and open to the public.  We are placing a call for panel participants.  The Society expects to have four panels.  Topics will be focused on “25 Years of Mongolian Democracy,” and Mongolian mining economic issues.  Please submit your abstracts based on these subjects. Our meeting will conclude with an evening reception.

In order to participate on a Mongolia Society panel, you must be a member of The Mongolia Society and submit an abstract for consideration no later than August 1, 2015.  The abstract must contain the title of the paper and be no more than 300 words. If your abstract is accepted, you will have 20 minutes to present your paper, which will include five minutes of discussion.  To join the Society, please either contact the Society office or go to our website www.mongoliasociety.org

Please submit your Mongolia Society abstract to Susie Drost, The Mongolia Society, 322 Goodbody Hall, Indiana University, 1011 E. 3rd Street, Bloomington, IN  47405-7005; Telephone/Fax:  812-855-4078; E-mail:  monsoc@indiana.edu  Web:  www.mongoliasociety.org

The CESS conference will be October 15-18, 2015.  If you wish to participate in the CESS conference too, CESS registration fees apply.  The CESS program will feature approximately 60 panels.  Several cultural events will be organized around their conference, including an exhibition of Central Asian Socialist Realism paintings in partnership with the GW Museum/Textile Museum, a cinema club, musical events, reception, and a Central Asian food fair.  For CESS conference details, please see:  http://www.centraleurasia.org/annual-meeting


Please join us for a lecture by

Prof. Hiroshi FUTAKI
On the dudie granted to Mongolian monks during the Qing period

On Wednesday, May 6, 2015
At 4:30 pm
In the Bridgewaters Lounge*
Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center
275 North Jordan Avenue
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana

After the establishment of the Qing dynasty, its government continued to grant thedudie (度牒), the certificate for religious practitioners, to Buddhist and Daoist monks, following Ming dynasty’s religious policies. Although the government abolished the issue of the dudie to Chinese Buddhists and Daoists at the latter part of the 18th century, the Mongolian monks were granted the certificate to the end of the dynasty.  We are able to classify the dudie given to Mongolian monks into two types. Type A was codified in 1677 and issued by woodblock printing in Mongolian and Manchu languages.  A few articles of the Regulations of the Great Qing dynasty (Daqinglü) related to religious regulations were cited in this type of the certificate. Type B was introduced in the 1850s and used to the last days of the dynasty. This type was block-printed in Mongolian, Manchu and Chinese languages. Some articles were taken from the Lifanyuan zeli (Regulations of the ministry of Mongolian affairs) in this new type of the dudie.  Although laws of the Qing dynasty required all Mongolian monks to get such certificates, these documents were actually only given to some monks of the monasteries established by imperial edicts to monks from noble families.  From this study of its religious policies, it is possible to observe the Qing government’s principle of non-intervention in the internal affairs of Mongolia.

Prof. Hiroshi FUTAKI has a Ph.D. from Hitotsubashi University, Japan.  From 1996 to present he has been a professor of Mongolian Studies at the School of International and Area Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.  He is also a visiting professor of Mongolian Studies at Inner Mongolia University and Northwest University for Nationalities, China.  He has written numerous publications on Mongolia.

Co-Hosted by:
The Mongolia Society
Mongolian Student Association
Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center
The Department of Central Eurasian Studies

*The Bridgewaters Lounge is located on the first floor of the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center on the southwest corner of East 7th Street and Jordan Avenue. Visitor parking is available in the Jordan Parking Garage, located across Jordan Avenue from the Center.  If approaching from IU Fine Arts Plaza and Showalter Fountain, walk along the south side of the IU Auditorium until you come to the patio and the glass wall of the Bridgewaters Lounge.


Sale on foreign books through the month of April!  

Sold on a first come, first served basis due to the limited number available.
Click here
 for details and ordering information.

Take 20% off your order if placed by April 30, 2015

FREE SHIPPING on orders over $100 if mailed to a  U.S. address, and on orders over $200 for addresses outside the U.S.  The order must be completed and payment received by April 30th to get free shipping.

If you are not sure about ordering the book from its title, I can scan and e-mail the index to you upon request. Please send your request to: monsoc@indiana.edu


THE   MONGOLIA   SOCIETY

ANNUAL   MEETING   AND   PANEL   NOTICE

The 2015 Annual Meeting of The Mongolia Society will be held Sunday, March 29 in Chicago, Illinois.

Sunday March 29, 2015

The Mongolia Society Annual Meeting and Panels will be held on the University of Chicago campus in the Social Science Research Building, Room 122, 1126 E. 59 Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60637. The Annual Meeting and Panels are free and open to the public.

10:00 am                     Annual Meeting of The Mongolia Society              Room:  Social Science, Room 122

Keynote Address:  Munkhjargal Byamba, Chief of Consular Section, Mongolian Embassy

 

                                                     PROGRAM                   Room:  Social Science, Room 122

10:30 am–12 noon     Mongol Communities and Language 

                                    Chair:  Christopher Atwood (Indiana University)

Panelists:  Saruul-Erdene Myagmar,  (Foreign Service Institute of the US State Department), “Cyrillic Mongolian Orthography; Myth and Reality;” Peter Marsh, (California State University, East Bay), “Music and the Mongolian American Diaspora Experience;”  Solongo Chuluunbaatar, (University of Illinois at Chicago), “Code-Switching in Mongolian and English when Learning Mathematics Consideration on: Mongolian Communities in the US;” Alimaa Jamiyansuren, (Peregrine Academics), “Quality Assurance in the Mongolian Higher Education: Evaluating Mongolian Undergraduate Business Program Effectiveness.”

12 noon-2:00 pm        Break

2:00 pm-4:00 pm       Mongolian Religious and Political Questions

                                    Chair:  Alicia Campi (Mongolia Society) 

Panelists:  Irina Urbanaeva, (Institute of Mongolian, Buddhist, and Tibetan studies of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences), “The role of His Eminence the Khalkha Rinpoche Jetsun Thampa in the revival of Authentic Buddhist Tradition in Today’s Mongolia and Russia;”  Liubov Abaeva, (Institute of Mongolian, Buddhist, and Tibetan Studies of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences), “The Buddhist and Pre-Buddhist Religious Theories and Practices  in Modern Mongolia;” Tal Liron, (University of Chicago), “Mongolia vs. the Dalai Lama:  Nationalizing the Dorje Shugden Controversy;” Gabriel  Bamana, (University of Wales, UK  / Mongolia National University), “Religious Revival and Social Marginalization in Contemporary Mongolia.”

 

4:00 pm-6:00 pm       Cultural Phenomena in Today’s Mongolia

                                    Chair:  Susan Meinheit (Library of Congress)

Panelists: Andrew Colwell, (Wesleyan University), “Indigeneity, Ethics, and Continuity in Mongol Xöömií or “Throat-singing” Performance;” Thalea Stokes, (University of Chicago), “Whose Throat-Singing?: UNESCO Awarding Mongolian Khoomei as a Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage;” Batjargal Badamjav, (“Pax Mongolica” Cultural Academy Center), “How Mongolians Create Symphony, Opera, and Ballet in Western Tradition;” Kereidjin Bürgüd, (The Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences), “A Study of the Chinese Characters Used for a Sino-Mongol Glossary Known as the Bei-lu Yi-yu;”Khishigsuren Dorj, (Ulaanbaatar University, Mongolia), “Recognizable Asset of Nomadic Civilization.”

 

There will be a one hour reception following the panels. 

Sponsored by:  The Mongolia Society, The Mongol-American Cultural Association and the University of Chicago

The Mongolia Society, Inc.

322 Goodbody Hall, Indiana University, 1011 East Third St., Bloomington, IN  47405-7005

E-Mail:  monsoc@indiana.edu   Telephone & Fax:  812-855-4078  Web:  www.mongoliasociety.org