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Nationalist Sentiments Obscured by ‘Pejorative Labels’

Birthplace, Homeland and Mobilisation against Mining in Mongolia

Dulam Bumochir

this site becomes a source of sülde / hiimori to that child. Humphrey & Ujeed 2012: 160–61 Benedikte Lindskog (2016: 1) also documents the same practice conducted during socialism. She cites an 80-year-old man who said that because all ovoo stone cairns were destroyed during communism, he could

Eren Tasar

fundamental and flawed assumption: that Islam was consigned to an isolated and even clandestine existence, devoid of any meaningful interaction with Soviet institutions and the social transformations wrought by communism. This paper takes stock of “Islamic media” in the ussr by reviewing the kinds of


Edited by Marlène Laruelle

Since the start of the 1990s, Central Asia has been the main purveyor of migrants in the post-Soviet space. These massive migrations due to social upheavals over the last twenty years impact issues of governance; patterns of social adaptation; individual and collective identities; and gender relations in Central Asia. This volume raises the importance of internal migrations, those at a regional, intra-Central Asian, level, labor migrations to Russia, and carries us as far away to the Uzbek migrants based in Istanbul, New York, or Seoul, as well as to the young women of Tashkent who head to Germany or France, and to the Germans, Greeks, and Jews of Central Asia who have returned to their “ethnic homelands”.
Contributors include Aida Aaly Alimbaeva, Stéphanie Belouin, Adeline Braux, Asel Dolotkeldieva, Olivier Ferrando, Sophie Hohmann, Nafisa Khusenova, Erica Marat, Sophie Massot, Saodat Olimova, Sébastien Peyrouse, Luisa Piart, Madeleine Reeves, Elena Sadovskaya.

Uradyn E. Bulag

Chinese nationalism, western imperialism and minority nationalism. Their writings cross-cut nation-building, Communism, Confucianism, imperialism, and racism, comparing particular Chinese travel writings concerning a minority area in the first half of the twentieth century, and assess the legacies and

Early Soviet Policy towards Buddhism

From Ostentatious Tolerance to Undisguised Hostility

Darima Amogolonova

educated and respected lamas participated in polemics. For example, on 18 March 1928, a public disputation was held in the Inter-Union Club of Verkhneudinsk (renamed Ulan-Ude in 1934) on the topic of ‘Buddhism and Communism’. The event’s order of business, documented in a local newspaper, provides evidence

Modern Science as the bench- mark for an evolutionary view of progress. The final section focuses briefly on twentieth century Mongolia and its shift to communism, tearing away their ‘civilization from its foundation in the stars and re- forg[ing] it in mean time’ (342). It is a shame that we are not

Morten Axel Pedersen

Kaplonski here describes is reminiscent of other post- socialist countries (see e.g. Skultans 1998), but there are also important differences. Collective memory in those East- and Central European countries with a more or less established liberal tradition and an outspoken dissident culture during communism

Johan Elverskog

narrative of decline. Thus for Mongols as well as scholars of Mongolia there was, and at times continues to be, some imagined Mongol purity that is continually under assault from foreign influences, be they Chinese culture, Buddhism, communism, or Christianity. Mongolists are certainly not alone in framing

Robert Barnett and Hildegard Diemberger

discussion of cadres under later forms of communism, whether Soviet, Kazak, Mongol,Yi, Tibetan or Chinese. But they do not attempt to discuss predictively any hypothesis about the relationship of internally fractured discourse to the survival of the contemporary Chinese ideological system. Yurchak

From Xinjiang to Australia

Shifted Meanings of Being Russian

Ding Mei

, the concept of ‘ minzu ’ has come to be associated with Chinese communism. However, the concept was originally introduced into the Chinese language via the Japanese minzuko in 1901 by Liang Qichao, the late Qing scholar and social reformer, and it was retained by the ccp and refashioned in line