School of Global and International Studies

Central Eurasian Studies

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Eveline Yang June 2018

Places of Recognition: Mapping Tibetanness in an Urbanizing State

Piper O'Sullivan April 2018

Literary Politics of the Soviet-Afghan War

Michael Hancock-Parmer June 2017

Running Until Our Feet Turn White: The Barefooted Flight and Kazakh National History

Wei-chieh Tsai June 2017

Mongolization of Han Chinese and Manchu Settlers in Qing Mongolia, 1700-1911

Leland Rogers December 2016

Understanding Ancient Human Population Genetics of the Eastern Eurasian Steppe through Mitochondrial DNA Analysis: Central Mongolian Samples from the Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, and Mongol Empire Periods

Jonathan North
July 2016

An Investigation of Vowel Anteriority in Three Turkic Languages Using Ultrasound Tongue Imaging

Nick Walmsley May 2016

O navā 'ī!: Imitation, Innovation, and the Invention of a Central Asian Literary Icon, 1500-1900

Daniel Beben July 2015

The Legendary Biographies of Nasir-i Khusraw: Memory and Textualization in Early Modern Persian Literature

Kristoffer Rees May 2015

Citizenship, Identity Politics, and Language Choice in Kazakhstan

Robert Dunbar April 2015

Zayn al-Din Mahmud Vasifi and the Transformation of Early Sixteenth Century Islamic Central Asia

Timothy Grose April 2014

The Uyghurs of the Xinjiang class: Boarding School Education, Ehtno-national Identity and the Zhonghua Minzu's Discontented Members

Aziz Burkhanov October 2013

Ethnic State versus Civic Nation-State in Kazakhstan: National Identity Discourse in Kazakh and Russian Media of Kazakhstan

Federica Venturi April 2013

Creating Sacred Space: The Religious Geography of Sa skya, Tibet's Medieval Capital

Andrew Shimunek March 2013

The Serbi-Mongolic Language Family: Old Chinese, Middle Chinese, Old Mandarin, and Old Tibetan Records on the Hsien-pei (Xianbei) Languages and their Relationship to Mongolic, with Notes on Chinese and Old Tibetan Phonology

Filiz Çiçek December 2012

From Margins to the Center Through the Film Lens: Gender and Turkish-German Cinema

İhsan Çolak December 2011

Secularization of the Muslim Mind: Defining Muslim Reformation Among Volga-Ural Muslims

Nicole Willock August 2011

The Tibetan Buddhist Polymath in Modern China

Tristra Newyear May 2010 The Drama of Enlightenment. The Discourse of Darkness: Buryat Grassroots Theater, 1908-1930
Züleyha Çolak May 2010 Romancing the Female Role in Ottoman Joseph and Zulaykha Mesnevs: Taşlicali Yahyā’s Yūsuf u Zelīhā
Abbas Karakaya March 2010  

Işık Kuşçu

December 2008

Kazakhstan’s Oralman Project: A Remedy for Ambiguous Identity?

Idil Tuncher Kilavuz

August 2007

Understanding Violent Conflict: A Comparative Study of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

James Schelble

May 2007

The Marketization of Education in Hungary: Education and Social Mobility in Theory and Practice

Anya King

February 2007

The Musk Trade and the Near East in the Early Medieval Period

Brian Baumann

October 2005

Divine Knowledge: Buddhist Mathematics According to Antoine Mostaert's Manual of Mongolian Astrology and Divination

Mariya Niendorf

May 2005

Investigating the Future of Finnish Congruency: Focus on Possessive Morphology

Ron Sela

October 2004

Central Asia in the 18th Century, the Age of Introspection

Lauran Hartley

June 2003

Contextually Speaking: Tibetan Literary Discourse and Social change in the People's Republic of China (1980-2000)

Thomas Cooper

May 2003

Construction of the Psychological Novel: Mimesis of Consciousness in the Novels of Zsigmond Kemény

Dan Prior

August 2002

The Twilight Age of the Kirghiz Epic Tradition

Peter Marsh

May 2002

Moving the World Through Two Strings: the Horse-head Fiddle and the Cosmopolitan Reimagination of Tradition in Mongolia

Yılmaz Bingöl

February 2002

Revisiting Turkish Language Policy in Light of the Actors’ Norms and Identity Model

Alexsandr Naymark

August 2001

Sogdiana, Its Christians and Byzantium: A Study of Artistic and Cultural Connections in Late Antiquity and Early Middle Ages

Elizabeth Constantine

August 2001

Public Discourse and Private Lives: Uzbek Women under Soviet Rule, 1917-1991

John Erickson

April 2001

Language Contact and Morphosyntactic Change: Shift of Case-Marker Functions in Turkic

Lynne Thornton Sasmazer

December 2000

Provisioning Istanbul: Break Production, Power, and Political Ideology in the Ottoman Empire, 1789-1807

Halim Kara

October 2000

Resisting Narratives: Reading Abdulhamid Suleymon Cholpan from a Postcolonial Perspective

Carl Johan Elverskog

September 2000

Buddhism, History & Power: The Jewel Translucent Sutra and the Formation of Mongol Identity

Talant Mawkanuli

December 1999

The Phonology and Morphology of Jungar Tuva

Jonathan Thurman

December 1999

Modes of Organization in Central Asian Irrigation: The Ferghana Valley, 1876 to Present

William Wood

February 1999

The Sariq Turkmens of Merv and the Khanate of Khiva in the Early Nineteenth Century

Geoff Childs

October 1998

A Cultural and Historical Analysis of Demographic Trends and Family Management Strategies Among the Tibetans of Nubri, Nepal

Zsuzsanna Gulácsi

August 1998

Medieval Manichaean Book Art: A Study of Design, Function, and Origin of Manichaean Book Illumination

Carolyn Shields

May 1998

From Fortress to Monastery: The Evolution of Tibetan Temple and Monastic Architecture

Shahyar Daneshgar

July 1995

Azerbaijani Proverbs: Collection and Analysis (Formal and Thematic)

Kristina Rusnik

June 1995

The Serbs of Hungary Ethnicity and Government Policy in a Transitional Society

Allen Frank

July 1994

Islamic Regional Identity in Imperial Russia: Tatar and Bashkir Historiography in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Robert Doebler

June 1994

Cities, Population Redistribution, and Urbanization in Mongolia: 1918-1990

Christopher Atwood

May 1994

Revolutionary Nationalist Mobilization in Inner Mongolia, 1925-1929: Volume 1 and Volume 2

Noureddine Zahmoul

March 1994

The Historical layers of the Selkup Vocabulary

Tsuguhito Takeuchi

February 1994

A Study of the Old Tibetan Contracts

Kemal Silay

June 1993

Nedim's New Discourse and the Poetics of the Ottoman Court: A Challenge to the Canon

Karl Krippes

June 1991

The Reconstruction of Proto-Mongolian *p-

Nicola Di Cosmo

November 1991

Inner Asia and the Hsiung-nu in Early Chinese Historiography

Sharon Franklin-Rahkonen

November 1991

Jewish Identity in Finland

Todd Gibson

October 1991

The Cult of the btsan: archaic consciousness in Tibetan Religion

Harri William Murk

May 1991

The Structure and Development of Estonian Morphology (2 parts)

Gregory Nehler

May 1991

Babits on Ady: A Study in Hungarian Literary Criticism

Daniel Preston Martin

May 1991

Buddha's Dividing Legacy: Gshen-chen Klu-dga' and the Tibetan Polemical Tradition

Wonsoo, Yu

February 1991

A Study of Mongolian Negation

Yael Bentor

January 1991

The Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Consecration Ritual for Stupas, Images, Books, and Temples

Thomas Mark Skallerup

June 1990

Artisans Between Guilds and Cooperatives: A History of Social and Economic Change in Russian Turkestan and Soviet Central Asia, 1865-1928

Alicia Campi

March 1988

The Political Relationship between the U.S. and Outer Mongolia 1915-1927: The Kalgan Consular Records

Ruth Meserve

July 1987

An Historical Perspective of Mongol Horse Training, Care, and Management: Selected Texts

Douglas A. Howard

November 1987

The Ottoman Timar System and its Transformation, 1563-1656

John Thomas Ririe

February 1987

The Effects of Ottoman Expansionism on q Hungarian State Policy, 1365-1526

Michael Drompp

June 1986

The Writings of Li Te-Yü as Sources for the History of T'ang Inner Asian Relations

Devin DeWeese

August 1985

The Kashf Al-Huda of Kamal Ad-Din Husayn Khorezmi: A Fifteenth-Century Sufi Commentary on the Qasidat Al-Burdah in Khorezmian Turkic

William Dinsmoor

June 1985

Mongol Housing: With an Emphasis on Architectural Forms of the Ger

Jiunn-Yih Chang

December 1984

The Relationship Between the Mongol Yuan Dynasty and the Tibetan Sa Skya Sect

William S. Peachy

September 1984

A Year in Selânikî's History: 1593-94

Bruce Lippard

May 1984

The Mongols and Byzantium, 1243-1341

Janet M. Novey

December 1983

Yü Ching, a Northern Sung Statesman, and His Treatise on the Ch'i-Tan Bureaucracy

William Rozycki

October 1983

Mongol Elements in Manchu-Tungus

Elliot H. Sperling

July 1983

Early Ming Policy in Tibet: An Examination of the Proposition that the Early Ming Emperors Implemented a "Divide and Rule" Policy Toward Tibet

Andras Boros-Kazai

December 1982

Populists and Urbanists: Cultural Trends in Hungarian Literature Around the Turn of the Century

Donald E. Bjarnson

November 1982

Teaching Estonian to Americans: A Comparison of Two Methods

Paul A. Draghi

December 1980

A Comparative Study of the Theme of the Conversion of a Hunter in Tibetan, Bhutanese, and Medieval European Sources

Douglas Pauley

June 1980

German Loan Words in Estonian, Finnish, and Hungarian

Michael L. Walter

May 1980

The Role of Alchemy and Medicine in Indo-Tibetan Tantrism

Samuel M. Grupper

March 1980

The Manchu Imperial Cult of the Early Ch'ing Dynasty: Texts and Studies of the Tantric Sanctuary of Mahakala at Mukden

David R. Komito

August 1979

A Study of Nagarjuna's 'Sunyata-Saptati-Karika-Nama

Bess Ann Brown

March 1979

The Emancipation of the Peasants of North Hungary in 1848: A Study in Social Reform and Nationalism

Sabri Akural

February 1979

Ziya Gökalp: The Influence of his Thought on Kemalist Reforms

Sang-il Lee

January 1978

An Examination of Studies in Korean Etymology by G. J. Ramstedt

Christopher Beckwith

November 1977

A Study of the Early Medieval Chinese, Latin, and Tibetan Historical Sources on Pre-Imperial Tibet

Thomas Ewing

November 1977

Chinese and Russian Policies in Outer Mongolia, 1911 to 1921

Stephen Halkovic

September 1977

Studies in Oirat Historiography: An Annotated Translation of Xalimaq Xadiyin Tuujiyigi Xuraji Bicigsen Tobci Orosibai

Gary Houston

December 1975

Sources for a History of the Bsam Yas Debate

Larry Clark

August 1975

Introduction to the Uyghur Civil Documents of East Turkestan (13th-14th Centuries)

Laszlo Medyesy

May 1975

The Evolution of the Socialist 'New Man' in Hungary. A Study of Political Socialization of the post-1956 Generation

George L. Penrose

April 1975

The Politics of Genealogy: An Historical Analysis of Abu'l-Gazi's Shejere-I Terakima

Michael Miller

August 1974

The Karamanly-Turkish Texts: The Historical Changes in their Script and Phonology

Juta Kitching

August 1974

Local Status and Case in Estonian and English

Lajos Kazar

August 1974

Uralic-Japanese Linguistic Relations: A Preliminary Investigation

Gisaburo Kiyose

May 1973

A Study of the Jurchen Language and Script in the Hua-I I-Yu, with Special Reference to the Problem of its Decipherment 

Stanley Frye

June 1973

The Sutra of Forty-Two Sections

Ralph Larson

August 1972

A Study of American Influences in the Finnish Trade Union Movement from 1890 to 1920

Larry Moses

June 1972

Lamaism or Leninism: Revolutionary Mongolia Chooses a Faith

David Montgomery

January 1972

Some Characteristics of a Basic Vocabulary for the Soviet Uzbek Literary Language 

Charles VanTuyl

June 1971

An Analysis of Chapter Twenty-Eight of the Hundred Thousand Songs of Mila Raspa, A Buddhist Poet and Saint of Tibet

Charles F. Carlson

June 1971

A Semantic Analysis of Proto-Finno-Ugric

John G. Hangin

June 1970

The Literary Position of Injannasi's Köke Sudur (The Blue Chronicle)

Harold Battersby

June 1969

The Uzbek Novel as a Source of Information Concerning Material Culture



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