Category Archives: Inner/Central Asia

Mongolian National Central Archives

A review of the National Central Archives (Үндэсний Төв Архив), Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Strolling around downtown Ulaanbaatar, you may come across the statute of Khorloogiin Choibalsan,…

Population History in Prehistoric Mongolia

A review of Unraveling The Population History of The Xiongnu to Explain Molecular and Archaeological Models Of Prehistoric Mongolia, by Ryan William Schmidt.  Ryan Schmidt’s…

Entangling Modernities in Tajikistan

A review of Azan on the Moon: Entangling Modernities along Tajikistan’s Pamir Highway, by Till Mostowlansky. The dearth of post-Soviet ethnographies of Central Asia is being…

Transforming Inner Mongolia’s Frontier

A review of Transforming the Frontier: Land, Commerce, and Chinese Colonization in Inner Mongolia, 1700-1911, by Yi Wang.  Recent studies of the Qing Empire indicate a…

Islam and Modernity in Kyrgyzstan

A review of The Fruit of Devotion: Islam and Modernity in Kyrgyzstan, by Julie McBrien. In the growing scholarly and popular literature on Central Asia,…

Inner/Central Asia Editor Moving On

Dissertation Reviews bids farewell to Loretta Kim, Assistant Professor of History at Hong Kong Baptist University, who has served as Field Editor for our Inner/Central Asia series. Niccolò Pianciola will continue…

New Nomads of the Socialist Economy

A review of Des bergers sans troupeau: Les nouveaux nomades de l’économie socialiste de marché en Amdo-Qinghai (RPC) (Shepherds Without a Herd: The New Nomads…

Inner Mongolia Regional Archives, Hohhot

A review of the Inner Mongolia Regional Archives (Hohhot, China). 内蒙古自治区呼和浩特市南二环路60号 内蒙古自治区档案局 
tel: +86-47-1481-1482; website In the cavernous, marble lobby of the Inner Mongolia Regional…