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[ссылки] Демократия, медицина, буфер

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[книга] Монголия глазами монголоведа

гольманМ.И. Гольман. Монголия глазами монголоведа (60-70-е годы ХХ века).
Книга одного из ведущих российских монголоведов, д.и.н., главного научного сотрудника ИВ РАН. Она основана на воспоминаниях автора, его дневниковых записях и путевых заметках, которые он вел во время командировок в МНР в 1966 и 1971-1972 гг. В книге много интересной и полезной информации об устройстве, управлении и жизни многих аймаков и сомонов Монголии тех лет. Но подлинная ценность книги, на мой взгляд, в ее автобиографических деталях, раскрывающих то, как человек пришел к монголоведению, как тогда была организована подготовка монголоведов, как строилась научная работа и что собой представляли командировки в страну. Уникальность книге придают личные впечатления автора, его воспоминания о людях, событиях, застольях, неформальных и формальных встречах. Здесь многие известные любому монголоведу люди, оказываясь в неформальных ситуациях или благодаря каким-то малоизвестным штрихам их биографии, обретают человеческие черты — перед нам не просто известный ученый, но, например, человек со сложным характером или наоборот.
В частности вы узнаете:

  • об отношениях одного из авторов «Русско-монгольского словаря» Лувсандэндэва с его любовницей Цэцгээ;
  • о том, как и почему упал со стула детский писатель Б. Бааст;
  • кто из монголов приударил за Галиной Ивановной Слесарчук;
  • о том, где стоял единственный памятник Чингисхану в МНР в 1966 г.;
  • о том, как отличалась культура труда бурят и монголов;
  • о смешанных браках и китайцах-беженцах;
  • о единственной еврейской семье в Улан-Баторе и ее главе;
  • о монгольском проектировщике, интересовавшимся книгой Светланы Сталиной и расхаживавшем по гостинице нагишом;
  • о шаманах и ламах в МНР;
  • где была в Монголии «дорога американцев»;
  • и многое-многое другое.

На страницах книги вы встретите Ширэндыб гуая, Ц. Дамдинсурэна и его семью, Оуэна Латтимора, Ш. Биру, сотрудников сектора Кореи и Монголии ИВ РАН, сотрудников советского посольства и многих других.
Книга написана с присущей Марку Исааковичу добротой и любовью к Монголии, а также исключительным чувством юмора.

[книги]: буддизм, Тибет, випассана

morality

Morality and Monastic Revival in Post-Mao Tibet (Contemporary Buddhism) by Jane E. Caple (Author)
«Drawing on the recent “moral turn” in anthropology, this volume, the first full-length ethnographic study of the subject, explores the social and moral dimensions of monastic revival and reform across a range of Geluk monasteries in northeast Tibet (Amdo/Qinghai Province) from the 1980s on.»

 

 

methods

 

Methods in Buddhist Studies. Essays in Honor of Richard K. Payne.
«Methods in Buddhist Studies features new translations of Buddhist works as well as ethnographic studies on contemporary Buddhism in the United States and China. Topics discussed include Buddhist practices in relation to food, material culture, and imperial rituals; the development of modern Buddhist universities; the construction of the canon from the perspective of history, textual analysis, and ritual studies; and the ethical obligations of scholars toward the subject of Buddhism itself.»

mahasiSeeing the Sacred in Samsara. An Illustrated Guide to the Eighty-Four Mahāsiddhas By Donald S. Lopez Jr.

This exquisite full-color presentation of the lives of the eighty-four mahāsiddhas, or “great accomplished ones,” offers a fresh glimpse into the world of the famous tantric yogis of medieval India.

This book includes striking depictions of each of the mahāsiddhas by a master Tibetan painter, whose work has been preserved in pristine condition. Published here for the first time in its entirety, this collection includes details of the painting elements along with the life stories of the tantric saints, making this one of the most comprehensive works available on the eighty-four mahāsiddhas.

 

Inward. Vipassana Meditation and the Embodiment of the Self by Michal Pagis.

«Inward focuses on one increasingly popular channel for the introverted gaze: vipassana meditation, which has spread from Burma to more than forty countries and counting. Lacing her account with vivid anecdotes and personal stories, Pagis turns our attention not only to the practice of vipassana but to the communities that have sprung up around it. Inward is also a social history of the westward diffusion of Eastern religious practices spurred on by the lingering effects of the British colonial presence in India. At the same time Pagis asks knotty questions about what happens when we continually turn inward, as she investigates the complex relations between physical selves, emotional selves, and our larger social worlds. Her book sheds new light on evergreen topics such as globalization, social psychology, and the place of the human body in the enduring process of self-awareness.»

 

[Разное]: регби, монгольская Евразия, видео с конференций

XIII Annual Mongolian Studies Conference

Points of Transition: Ovoo and the Ritual Remaking of Religious, Ecological, and Historical Politics in Inner Asia

 

 

[Book]: The Mongol Empire

empireThe Mongol Empire by Timothy May. 

A comprehensive survey of the Mongol Empire – the largest contiguous empire in history
As the largest contiguous empire in history, the Mongol Empire looms large in history: it permanently changed the map of Eurasia as well as how the world was viewed. As the empire expanded, the Mongols were alternately seen as liberators, destroyers, and harbingers of apocalyptic doom. At the same time, they ushered in an era of religious tolerance and cross-cultural transmission.

This book explores the rise and establishment of the Mongol Empire under Chinggis Khan, as well as its expansion and evolution under his successors. It also examines the successor states (Ilkhanate, Chaghatayid Khanate, the Jochid Ulus (Golden Horde), and the Yuan Empire) from the dissolution of the empire in 1260 to the end of each state. They are compared in order to reveal how the empire functioned not only at the imperial level but how regional differences manifested.

Key Features

  • Provides a holistic narrative of the entire history of the Mongol Empire
  • Examines the spread of Islam within the Empire and the Mongol’s legacy in the Islamic world
  • Explores the changing nature of authority and the role of women in the Empire
  • Illustrated with images, maps and charts of key places and major figures

New Book: Forging the Golden Urn

000000_urnMax Oidtmann. Forging the Golden Urn: The Qing Empire and the Politics of Reincarnation in Tibet.

«In Forging the Golden Urn, Max Oidtmann ventures into the polyglot world of the Qing empire in search of the origins of the golden urn tradition. He seeks to understand the relationship between the Qing state and its most powerful partner in Inner Asia—the Geluk school of Tibetan Buddhism. Why did the Qianlong emperor invent the golden urn lottery in 1792? What ability did the Qing state have to alter Tibetan religious and political traditions? What did this law mean to Qing rulers, their advisors, and Tibetan Buddhists? Working with both the Manchu-language archives of the empire’s colonial bureaucracy and the chronicles of Tibetan elites, Oidtmann traces how a Chinese bureaucratic technology—a lottery for assigning administrative posts—was exported to the Tibetan and Mongolian regions of the Qing empire and transformed into a ritual for identifying and authenticating reincarnations. Forging the Golden Urn sheds new light on how the empire’s frontier officers grappled with matters of sovereignty, faith, and law and reveals the role that Tibetan elites played in the production of new religious traditions in the context of Qing rule».

Book: Dark Heavens: Shamans & Hunters of Mongolia

Dark Heavens: Shamans & Hunters of MongoliaDark Heavens: Shamans & Hunters of Mongolia by Hamid Sardar.

Хамид Сардар — по моему скромному мнению, лучший фотограф, снимавший Монголию.

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