The mission of the SRIFIAS is to encourage and support scholarly research in all aspects of Inner Asian studies.

In support of this mission, the SRIFIAS maintains a library of 12,000 volumes, publishes for the field under several imprints, coordinates the Volga-Kama Initiative, organizes and sponsors international workshops and conferences, supports digital research projects, coordinates and organizes the Central Eurasian Studies Colloquium, and supports visiting scholars seeking to use the SRIFIAS library.

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Papers on Central Eurasia, No. 1 (41)

Ad Fontes and Papers on Central Eurasia

The Sinor Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies at Indiana University is pleased to announce the launching of a new imprint—Ad Fontes: Texts on Central Eurasian Societies and Cultures—and resumption of a second previously published between 1987 and 2011 under the editorship of Yuri Bregel: Papers on Inner Asia. The latter will now appear as […]


Molla Nasreddin Exhibit at the 13th Annual CESS Conference

During the 13th Annual Conference of CESS, the Sinor Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies is pleased to sponsor an exhibit of selected cartoons from the remarkable satirical journal Molla Nasreddin. Published weekly between 1906 and 1932, Molla Nasreddin was one of the earliest and, by all accounts, the most dramatic and sophisticated of such […]

SRIFIAS Publishes “Chinese Scholars on Inner Asia”

Chinese Scholars on Inner Asia Edited by Luo Xin and Roger Covey Published and distributed by the Sinor Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies Indiana University Uralic and Altaic Series, Volume 174 Publication Date: February 2012 774  pages, 4 maps | 978-0-93307058-5 | $55.00 cloth, plus shipping In Chinese Scholars on Inner Asia, some of […]

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