• Mongol Cavalry from an Afghan manuscript, Early 14th Century
    by Unknown


September 29 – September 30

 Charles Franklin Doe Memorial Library, University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000

Thunder from the Steppes: New Perspectives on the Mongol Empire

4:00 pm–6:00 pm

An international gathering of Mongolia experts will discuss the critical role of the Mongol empire in creating connections that stretched across Eurasia, profoundly affecting the cultures of their conquered nations. What made possible the sudden and spectacular spread of Mongol power in the thirteen century? How was the world transformed, and how was Mongolian civilization itself transformed? With the help of sources that have only in recent decades become available, scholars re-evaluate the legacy of the Mongol empire. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/ieas/event_ID=?event_ID=100249

September 29: 4-6pm; September 30: 9-6pm


October 4

Mongolian Calligraphy and Scripts

3:00 pm–6:00 pm

This event introduces the history and art of Mongolian calligraphy.
Mongolia scholar Brian Baumann, who teaches modern and Classical
Mongolian language at UC Berkeley, will discuss and demonstrate the
history and variety of scripts and writing systems in Mongolia. The
Mongolian artist Jamyansuren will demonstrate the art of calligraphy
and its specific features. An accompanying exhbit will demonstrate the
richness of calligraphic tradition in Mongolia.


Institute of East Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

Chinese, Japanese, Korean

The Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS) at UC Berkeley promotes teaching and research on East Asia in all disciplines and professional programs. The Institute and its regional centers (among them centers for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Buddhist studies) sponsor a wide variety of activities including academic seminars and colloquia series, public lectures, cultural events, and other programs that facilitate deeper understanding of the Asia- Pacific region. It is the mission of the Institute to foster interaction among the academic, business, and professional communities on issues related to East Asia.



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