This volume focuses on the interface between Mongolian and Tibetan cultures and aims to create a platform to encourage the development of new forms of scholarship across geographical and disciplinary boundaries. This forum lets new materials emerge and brings to the fore a variety of different approaches to studying Mongolian and Tibetan cultures and societies. The papers in this volume deal not only with the substantial Mongolian contribution to and engagement with Tibetan Buddhism, but also with multiple readings of shared history and religion, reconstruction of traditions, shifting ethnic boundaries and the broader political context of the Mongolian-Tibetan relationship.
Uradyn E. Bulag is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Hunter College - the City University of New York. He is the author of
Nationalism and Hybridity in Mongolia (Clarendon 1998) and
The Mongols at China's Edge (Rowman & Littlefield 2002).
Hildegard Diemberger, is one of the directors of the Mongolian and Inner Asia Studies Unit of the University of Cambridge and is also a research associate at the Austrian Academy of Science and a member of the Italian Ev-K2-CNR Committee. Together with Pasang Wangdu she is the author of
Shel dkar chos 'byung - History and Politics in Southern Tibet (Vienna 1996) and
dBa' bzhed - The Royal Narrative Concerning the Bringing of the Buddha's Doctrine to Tibet (Vienna 2000).
All those interested in China and Inner Asia in general, and especially Tibetan and Mongolian studies.