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Aitoru Terenguto

life is insignifi cant in comparison to the awesomeness of nature. RELIGION – GIFTS FROM NATURE Todayʼs mechanisation, industrial rationalisation and technology do not alter Mongolian beliefs of life and death. Nature remains where they dwell and what their living relies on. A poem ‘My Motherlandʼ (D

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Sergei Batomunkuev

spaces, the urbanised way of life in which people were forced to participate minimised the influence of adults on their children’s socialisation. The adults spent a large part of their time outside the home, time which was devoted to the resolution of problems of living. In the context of an almost

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Eleanor Peers

E LEANOR P EERS 65 Youth and ‘The Movement’ – Social Life in a Rural District of Buryatia A NATOLIY B RESLAVSKY 83 The Adaptation of Young Rrural Buryats to Ulan-Ude’s Urban and Educational Space A NNA B UYANOVA 97 ‘With Poem-Bullets Around Our Waist’: A Translation of Choinom’s Poem ‘Buriad’ With

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Galina v. Manzanova

she shows how Buryats have a distinctive set of attitudes related to their historical way of life and values. After three years of agricultural reform, it is now possible to evaluate its conse- quences in the Russian regions. We are concerned here with the consolidation of the ways of behaving

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Bruce Huett

a respected member of the Royal Asiatic Society and the first woman to be employed by the Cambridge University Library. This article explores the rela- tionship between the life of this eccentric woman and oriental books and manuscripts, against the background of the rapidly transforming society of

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a return to a semi- settled, pastoral economy. Anatoly Khazanov and Kenneth Shapiro (2005: 524) have suggested that a ‘traditional’ pastoralist way of life and culture in the region were irreversibly destroyed. hugh Seton- Watson (1961: 59) sees collectivisation as ‘an arbitrary end of the nomadic

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Henry G. Schwarz

153 had little or no experience in herding. As they became totally absorbed in the daily local struggles to make a living, their sense of one Mongolian nation gradu- ally weakened and perhaps reverted to a more local, pre-1206 concept of nation. Yet at the highest levels of leadership, the idea of

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Eleanor Peers

China at the beginning of the twentieth century, to escape both the Tsarist and Soviet governments. These communities maintained pre-revolutionary non-Russian cultures and ways of life to a much greater extent than the Buryats and Evenk living on Russian territory, since they were not as heavily

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Marina Mongush

the adaptation of ingrained pre-Soviet and Soviet cultural habits to a rapidly changing context. The impetus for this adaptation process originally arose from the huge changes that accompanied the sovietisation of Tuva, which began in the 1930s . The Soviet regime transformed the Tuvan way of life

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Physical and Social Spaces ‘Under Construction’

Spatial and Ethnic Belonging in New Residential Compounds in Aksu, Southern Xinjiang

Madlen Kobi

those who can dispose of the necessary seed capital. The tripling of real-estate prices within a few years is no exception and motivates both local people and people from other provinces to buy apartments in Aksu. One of my informants, an interior designer from Guangzhou who came to Aksu to invest in