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The Early 20th Century Resurgence of the Tibetan Buddhist World

Studies in Central Asian Buddhism

Ishihama Yumiko Alex McKay Wada Daichi Tachibana Makato Sergius Kuzmin Baatr Kitinov Inoue Takehiko Hamugetu N/A Nikolay Tsyrempilov

258 pages
Amsterdam University Press
The Early 20th Century Resurgence of the Tibetan Buddhist World is a cohesive collection of studies by Japanese, Russian and Central Asian scholars deploying previously unexplored Russian, Mongolian, and Tibetan sources concerning events and processes in the Central Asian Buddhist world in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Set in the final days of the Qing Empire when the Russian and British empires were expanding into Central Asia, this work examines the interplay of religious, economic and political power among peoples who acknowledged the religious authority of Tibet’s Dalai Lama. It focuses on diplomatic initiatives involving the 13th Dalai Lama . and other Tibetan Buddhist hierarchs . during and after his exile in Mongolia and China, as well as his relations with Mongols, and with Buryat, Kalmyk, and other Russian Buddhists. It demonstrates how these factors shaped historical processes in the region, not least the reformulations of both group identity and political consciousness.
Author Bio
Professor Ishihama Yumiko is a tenured faculty member of the School of Education, Waseda University, Japan, and the author of a number of English and Japanese language articles in the field of Tibetan and Central Asian history. Alex McKay is a retired lecturer and research fellow at London University SOAS, UCL, and the IIAS (Leiden). He is the author of four monographs and 45 articles on Indo-Tibetan history, and editor/co-editor of five collected works. Daichi Wada holds a JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Research Fellowship for Young Scientists at the Graduate School of Education, Waseda University. Email: wadaichi@toki.waseda.jp Tachibana Makoto is a Professor at Shimonoseki City University and the co-author of The Resurgence of “Buddhist Government”. Tibetan-Mongolian Relations in the Modern World. Email: mtachi@mvd.biglobe.ne.jp Sergius L. Kuzmin, Ph. D. (Biol.), D. Sc. (Hist.), is the Leading Researcher at the Institute of Oriental Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow). Email: ipe51@yahoo.com Baatr U. Kitinov is a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Oriental Studies of RAS, and has a Ph.D. from IAAS of MSU (Moscow, Russia). Email: b.kitinov@gmail.com Inoue Takehiko is a Specially-Appointed Assistant Professor at the Slavic Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University. His research focuses on Kalmyk History and Russian Buddhist culture. Email: inouetkhk@gmail.com Hamugetu is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University. He specializes in the modern history of Inner Mongolia. His most recent publication is “Thoughts and Movements in Inner Mongolian Nationalist Movement in Modern Time: The Philosophical Framework of Nationalist Movement Organization 1924–1933,” in Studies in Cultural Sciences 14 (In Press) [in Japanese]. Email: hamugetu3@yahoo.co.jp Nikolay Tsyrempilov is an Associate Professor at Nazarbayev University. His research is focused on the history of the Buryat Buddhist community in Russia and the early Soviet Union. Email: tsyrempilov@gmail.com