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The History of Mongolia

edited by Dr David Sneath & Dr Christopher Kaplonski ( in three volumes)
published by Global Oriental, Folkestone

1. The Pre-Chinggissid Era & Chinggis Khan and the Mongol Empire
2. Yuan and Late-Medieval Period
3. The Qing Period & Twentieth-Century Mongolia

The Genealogical Construction of the Kyrgyz Republic

Dr David Gullette, published by Global Oriental, Folkestone (Inner Asia Series)

In this important new study on the peoples of the Kyrgyz Repulic (Kyrgyzstan) David Gullette exposes significant misconceptions that have hitherto shaped Western understanding about the role of kinship in Kyrgyz society and offers new insights into notions of relatedness.

Inner Asia 12.1 (Special Issue: Oral Histories of Socialist Modernities)

edited by Uradyn Bulag, Christopher Kaplonski and Yuki Kongaya

Taken as a whole, this issue highlights the intersection of oral history and the state, but this should not be read as a restrictive focus. Rather, it is intended to call attention to the possibilities of oral history in Central and Inner Asia. Such possibilities begin to chart the complexities of socialist modernities, and, we believe, pave the way for a new way of thinking about socialism and modernity in Central and Inner Asia.

Collaborative Nationalism: The Politics of Friendship on China’s Mongolian Frontier

Dr  U E Bulag published by Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham (MD)

Bulag has succeeded in capturing–or recapturing–the significance of Inner Mongolia to the geopolitics of East Asia. In showing how virtually all twentieth-century regimes in Northeast Asia competed to appropriate the copious symbolism of Chinggis Khan, and, paradoxically, the spiritual power of Lamaism, ‘Collaborative Nationalism’ makes a case of Mongol agency in this exemplary study of the ‘new’ political history.

–Prasenjit Duara, National University of Singapore