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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, September 27, 2022
12:00-1:00 PM
Room 1010 Weiser Hall Map
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: Weiser Hall
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Asia, China
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures