Visiting Scholars

The Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit hosts international scholars with interests in the region, and welcomes applications from scholars from universities in the region to its Sigrid Rausing Scholarly Exchange scheme. Applications are also considered from self funded scholars.

Lent Term 2018

We welcome the following visiting scholars this term –

September  2017 – August 2018: Chen Xiangjun, South-Central University for Nationalities (SCUN), Hubei province, China
‘Nomadic Society of the Altai Steppes: Environmental and Visual Anthropology’

October  2017 – October 2018: Uranchimeg Ujeed
‘Mongolian Spiritual Culture including Buddhism, shamanism, popular beliefs and folklore’ Research project: ‘Becoming shamans to be healed – Self healing practices in Horchin Mongolian shamanism in contemporary China’

November 2017 – May 2018: Shanshan Liu, Institute of Chinese Borderland Studies, CASS, Beijing, China
‘A Study of Modern British Research on Xinjiang’

January 2018 – December 2019: Valeriya Gazizova, post doctoral research associate working on her project:
‘Clandestine Buddhism’ in Soviet Kalmykia (1958-1988) and its role in the post-Soviet Buddhist revival’. The project is funded by the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation in Buddhist Studies

February 2018: Joseph Bristley, University College London
‘Mongolian migration and transnational mobilities’