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Dear Friends,

MEMS continues to sponsor the Premodern Colloquium (meets Sundays once a month) and support the Medieval Lunch series (see schedule under Rackham Seminars on this site) as well as occasional MEMS Lectures.

We hope you will join us, and watch the website calendar of events for upcoming lectures and other activities of interest!

CANCELED - LRCCS Noon Lecture Series | Reincarnations of Power Amongst the Mongols: From Möngke Tengri to the Śiditü Lama

Sangseraima Ujeed, Assistant Professor of Tibetan Buddhism, Dept. of Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Michigan
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
12:00-1:00 PM
Off Campus Location
Note: The talk by Sangseraima Ujeed, originally scheduled for February 8, 2022, will be rescheduled for a different date.

To date, the historical Tibeto-Mongolian symbiosis has been analyzed from the perspective of Tibeto-centric or China-centric political histories. In this talk, Dr. Ujeed reexamines the religio-cultural developments of Buddhism and Buddhist identity amongst the Mongols from the Mongol Empire through to the Qing period. As well as revisiting well-known religio-historical works, her main case studies are extracted from newly obtained Mongolian and Tibetan language Buddhist biographies, religious histories, and records of received teachings from the early modern period. Collectively, these case studies will demonstrate how the Mongols engagement with Tibetan Buddhism was fundamental for the dissemination and development of the wider Tibetan Buddhist tradition far beyond the realms on the steppe.

Sangseraima Ujeed, Assistant Professor of Tibetan Buddhism, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, received her MSt and DPhil degrees in Oriental Studies from the Department of Tibetan and Himalayan Studies, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford. Her main research focus is the trans-national, trans-regional, and cross-cultural aspects of Buddhism, lineage, translation, monastic and reincarnation networks, and identity in Tibet and Mongolia in the Early Modern period, with a particular emphasis on the contributions made by ethnically Mongolian monk scholars.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Livestream / Virtual
Tags: China
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, International Institute, Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS), Asian Languages and Cultures