The Ganjur colophons in comparative analysis: A contribution to the cultural history of the Mongols in the 17th – early 18th centuries (Paper presented at the 10th International Congress of Mongolists, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 9-13 August, 2011)

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Karénina Kollmar-Paulenz, Nikolay Tsyrempilov, Kirill Alexeev, Jargal Badagarov

Introduction

In September 2011 a research team from the State University of St. Petersburg (Russia), Bern University (Switzerland), Buryad State University and the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IMBT SO RAN), both at Ulaan Ude (Republic of Buryatia, Russian Federation), will start work on a joined research project about the Mongolian Ganjur as a source for the cultural history of the Mongols of the 17th up to the early 18th centuries. The project is supported by a grant from the German Gerda Henkel Foundation for a period of two years.

In the following communication a short overview of the general aims of the project and the methods applied are given, as well as an introduction to the different research areas of the three research groups.

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