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Studies on East Asia, Volume 13



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Download Chapter 1. Language and Culture: Robert I. Binnick; Past and Perfect in Modern Mongolian (5.6 MB)

Download Chapter 2. Language and Culture: Larry V. Clark, A Problem in Buryat Historical Linguistics (5.3 MB)

Download Chapter 3. Language and Culture: Hisao Kimura, The Activities of the MPR State Committee for Terminology: Basic Principles In Formulating New Vocabulary (2.0 MB)

Download Chapter 4. Language and Culture: Nicholas Poppe, Jurchen and Mongolian (3.2 MB)

Download Chapter 5. Language and Culture: Mary Frances Weidlich, Этнографи versus Угсаатны зүй (1.1 MB)

Download Chapter 6. Language and Culture: Winston Wu, The Three Sorrowing Hills, Mongolia's First Opera: An Examination of Literary and Musical Genre (5.3 MB)

Download Chapter 7. History: Frank B. Bessac, Impressions of Inner Mongolia, 1945-1950 (4.3 MB)

Download Chapter 8. History: Paul D. Buell, The Role of the Sino-Mongolian Frontier Zone in the Rise of Cinggis Qan (6.2 MB)

Download Chapter 9. History: Alicia J. Campi, Mongolia and Tibet in the Seventeenth Century: The Nature of a Special Relationship (5.2 MB)

Download Chapter 10. History: Paul Hyer, The Role of Inner Mongolia in the Independence Movement, 1911-1914 (6.3 MB)

Download Chapter 11. History: Sechin Jagchid, The Inner Mongolian Response to the Chinese Revolution, 1911-1916 (4.8 MB)

Download Chapter 12. History: Georgeanne Lewis Reynolds, The Prehistory of Mongolia and the Roots of Man in North America (3.9 MB)

Download Chapter 13. History: Keith Scott, The Oyrot Under Manchu Rule: Social, and Administrative Policies (4.3 MB)

Download Chapter 14. Reports: John R. Krueger, The Activities and Publications of the Mongolia Society (1978) and Mongolistic Activities at Indiana University (979 KB)

Download Chapter 15. Reports: Henry G. Schwarz, Man-kam Leung, and Michael Underdown, The Bibliotheca Mongolica (2.0 MB)

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Managing Editor

Henry G. Schwarz


Center for East Asian Studies, Western Washington University


Bellingham, Washington


Studies of Mongolia, edited by Henry G. Schwarz. It is my pleasure to present to Mongolists and other interested readers the proceedings of the first North American Conference on Mongolian Studies, held in Bellingham on November 25-26, 1978.

The idea for such a conference occurred to me about two years ago. As I recall, it was not some specific event that prompted my decision to organize the conference; rather, it probably was disappointment, slowly accumulating over the years, at seeing North American studies on Mongolia lagging behind those on China, Japan, and Korea in this respect. True, larger conferences, like those sponsored by the Association for Asian Studies and the American Oriental Society, have often included panels dealing at least partially with Mongolia, and the Mongolia Society has done a signal service by holding its annual meetings in conjunction with those conferences. Yet I felt that the time had come to give Mongolists their own conference. The experiences of our colleagues in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean studies clearly pointed out the main advantage of holding a conference devoted to a single country or culture. It could provide a setting in which Mongolists felt "at home," undisturbed by the clamor of the bazaar-like atmosphere often prevailing at the larger all-Asian conferences.



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Resources made available by the Center for East Asian Studies, Western Libraries, and Special Collections, Heritage Resources, Western Washington University.



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East Asian Languages and Societies


Mongolian studies, Mongol Empire, North American Conference on Mongolian Studies

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Copyright 1979 the Center for East Asian Studies, Western Washington University





Studies on Mongolia: Proceedings of the First North American Conference on Mongolian Studies