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“ULAANBAATAR: A TALE OF THREE CITIES” by Michael Aldrich, an RASBJ Zoom talk followed by QA – 14/10/20

Posted: October 13th, 2020 | No Comments »

WHAT: “ULAANBAATAR: A TALE OF THREE CITIES” by Michael Aldrich, an RASBJ Zoom talk followed by QA

WHEN: Oct. 14 Wed. 20:00-21:00 Beijing Standard Time (this talk begins at 8PM in Beijing)

MORE ABOUT THE EVENT:  Over 120 years, the capital of Mongolia has transformed from a monastic seat for Vajrayana Buddhism to a Soviet-inspired city to now an experiment in free-wheeling capitalism and democratic reform. Michael Aldrich presents an historical overview of the nomadic roots of Ulaanbaatar, its upheavals, and the sea changes in culture and society which it has undergone.

MORE ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Michael A. Aldrich is a lawyer, author, and lecturer who has lived in Asia for more than thirty years. His book Ulaanbaatar beyond Water and Grass is the first book in the English language to explore all aspects of this unique Central Asian city. He is currently working on another “alternative” guide book, Old Lhasa: A Traveler’s Companion.

HOW MUCH: This event is free and exclusively for members of the RASBJ and other RAS branches. If you know someone who wants to join RASBJ, ask them to add MembershipRASBJ on Wechat or email membership.ras.bj@gmail.com

HOW TO JOIN THE EVENT: Members receive event notices by email. Non-members who wish to join RASBJ in order to attend this attend, please message MembershipRASBJ on Wechat or membership.ras.bj@gmail.com and submit membership payment two days before the event.

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