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28 March 2016

Special issue "Contemporary ethnosocial processes in Tuva"

Special issue "Contemporary ethnosocial processes in Tuva"Dear colleagues, 
The New Research of Tuva is delighted to announce a call for articles for a special issue (to be released in June as No. 2, 2016). It will focus on the topic of "Contemporary ethnosocial processes in Tuva”. Doctor of philosophy, Professor Yu.V. Popkov will guest edit the issue. 
In 2016 the journal updated its concept and format. We will concentrate on topic-based issues, inviting authors to closely examine specific research problems, with assistance from guest editors. 
The "Contemporary ethnosocial processes in Tuva” special issue will look at a spectrum of trending ethnosocial issues in the region, as well as at various theoretical and methodological approaches to solving these problems. We also encourage contributions in social sciences which investigate  similar issues in the regions of Siberia and Central Asia. 
We invite you to contribute articles on the following areas of focus:
Journal Editor.
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10 August 2015

Leading Chinese businessman Jack Ma visits Tyva Republic

Leading Chinese businessman Jack Ma visits Tyva RepublicInternet magnate and philanthropist Jack Ma - mainland China's richest man - visited Siberia's Tyva Republic as he admitted that his dreams for his business empire Alibaba Group is not yet realised. The tycoon was hosted by the president of Tyva Republic Sholban Kara-ool, who met him at the airport in Kyzyl. He visited the National Museum and saw priceless artifacts - including finds of gold - from the 'Arzhaan-2' burial mound.
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27 May 2015

Traditional Tuvan Throat Singers Mesmerize Lowcountry

Photo courtesy of Alash Ensemble Ayan-ool Sam, Bady-Dorzhu Ondar, Ayan ShirizhikPhoto courtesy of Alash Ensemble Ayan-ool Sam, Bady-Dorzhu Ondar, Ayan ShirizhikThe Metro Charleston music scene offered up a rare treat when Tuvan throat singing trio Alash played a free show recently at St. John the Beloved Catholic Church in Summerville.

While difficult to describe succinctly, the singing relies heavily on harmonics and, at times, features the singer producing multiple notes simultaneously. Traditional folk guitar, flute, and drum often round out the performance.

Currently on tour promoting their third album, Achai, Alash is comprised of Ayan-ool Sam, Bady-Dorzhu Ondar, and Ayan Shirizhik, all deeply experienced musicians who have been performing since they were young children.

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24 May 2015

Chinese company signs Tuva railway agreement

Tuva Energy Industrial Corp and China Civil Engineering Construction Corp have signed a memorandum of understanding for the implementation of privately financed railway and port projects.Tuva Energy Industrial Corp and China Civil Engineering Construction Corp have signed a memorandum of understanding for the implementation of privately financed railway and port projects.Coal mining concession holder Tuva Energy Industrial Corp and the China Civil Engineering Construction Corp subsidiary of China Railway Construction Corp have signed a memorandum of understanding for the implementation of privately financed railway and port projects.

The three agreements signed on May 8 cover a proposed 410 km mixed traffic railway in the Republic of Tyva which would link the Tyva Elegest coalfield with Kyzyl and the Russian Railways network at Kuragino; a coal port at Vanino in the Khabarovsk region; and a possible railway from Kyzyl into western China.

The Railway Gazette International
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2 September 2014

Sainkho Namtchylak returns to Taipei

Sainkho Namtchylak returns to TaipeiTuvan folksong / extended vocal techniques / throat singing-diva Sainkho performs once again in Taiwan. Sainkho was born in Soviet-era Tuva, in a Siberian outpost within eyesight of Mongolia. She developed more than average singing skills and during the late 1980s she took advantage of the political/cultural reformations (perestroika) to set out on an innovative career that soon put her in the international ranks of outstanding, progressive singers.

She moved to Austria in 1994, and was begged to come back to Tuva by president Sholban Kara-ool this month, while she visited Tuva.

She established her name with sweat and original interpretations of Tuvan songs in the early 1990s and experimental work. Nowadays much of Sainkho’s output is ecclectic, avant-garde, with an electrifying, ear-catching aura to it. She is an amazingly busy and energetic performer, who constantly travels the world to collaborate with ever new musicians, pouring out CD after CD, and re-inventing herself every year.

Exactly ten years ago, she gave a memorable concert in Zhongshan Hall, and a throat singing workshop in TNUA (reported in Chung Mingder’s book OM. Overtone singing as meditation). At that time she brought with her German Popov, an old friend of mine from Amsterdam (born in the Ukraine), and singer/guitarist Caspar David Sacker from Austria. I am happy to see that this time she works with a local musician (and again a friend of mine), the Taipei-based pianist Lee Shih-Yang. Also taking part will be Dickson Dee, a Hong Kong sound artist.

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7 June 2014

The New Research of Tuva No2 /2014 is released

The New Research of Tuva No2 /2014 is releasedWe are glad to introduce the second issue of the New Research of Tuva to our readers, colleagues, and authors.

We do appreciate that you choose us for publications of your scientific research results mainly because you consider the journal to be your tribune, you trust us, and as it helps you to deal with certain issues in scientific indexing (the journal is registered in the database of the Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI)).

The large scale of anniversary events in Tuva dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Republic’s unity with Russia and the foundation of the capital Kyzyl are a still ahead, and the major number of works that will be presented at the scientific conferences this summer will be availiable on the pages of our magazine starting with the next edition.

But the topic of unity, collaboration will be presented in one way or another in the current issue. Traditionally, you can read the full version of the issue in the Editor’s Word.  The PDF-version will be ready a bit later and will be published on our website. The cover of the issue is illustrated once again with the outstanding work “Two Suns” made by photographer Alexandr Ermolitsky. 

Editorial board
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19 May 2014

Tuvan Shamans from Latvian Perspective

Tuvan Shamans from Latvian Perspective“Ṡamaṇupusē” is the title of the book released in the end of 2013 by the publishing house “Neputns” in Riga, Latvia. Uldis Tīrons, a journalist, philosopher and the editor-in-chief of the intellectual magazine Rigas Laiks  is the author of the book which he worked on with his colleague-photographer Andrejs Grants. “Ṡamaṇupusē” (“In the shamans’ direction”- dir. transl) is a summary of the author’s visits to Tuva, the place he discovered for himself more than 20 years ago.

Uldis first visited Tuva back in 1989 while working on the multimedia project “Shamans of Tuva” for Riga Video Center which was meant to result in a CD, film and a book release. Five expeditions around Tuva took place during the period from 1989 to 1991. Unfortunately, due to the breakdown of USSR, the project never came to life. During his travels around the Republic, Uldis Tirons was meeting with shamans, researching and reading various literature related to shamanism.

But the dream to write a book never left him. Uldis intended to make it as an anthropological sketch about the engagement of Western and Eastern cultures, particularly about the increased interest of the Western researchers to shamanism and actual relations between them and Tuvan shamans.

Chimiza Lamajaa. Translation - Emina Kyzyl-ool, Luke Inglis
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8 March 2014

The New Research of Tuva No1 /2014 is released

The New Research of Tuva No1 /2014 is releasedDear friends! We are glad to announce 5 years Anniversary of our project. We celebrate it with the 21st issue of the journal and with a new format from the archive of the journal where you can observe all covers of the magazine in a row. It is the second time when our issue is decorated with the work by a photographer Alexander Yermolitskyi. We continue our collaboration with the constant authors and we are glad to introduce with the new authors (there are famous scholars among them which works appeared in the issue the first time). Six more names were added to the present circle of the authors in the issue. Later, PDF-version will be published on our web-page, and the materials will also be uploaded to the database of the Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI). We hope that the present issue will be useful in your work, will be interesting for reading and will help the beginners in science. We welcome the papers for the next issue.

Editorial board
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28 January 2014

Olga Khomushku Elected as a Chancellor of the Tuvan State University

Olga Khomushku Elected as a Chancellor of the Tuvan State UniversityThe Tuvan State University has elected a new Chancellor via ballot on the 23rd of January 2014, during the Chancellors Election Conference of the University of Tuva. 129 out of 151 delegates voted for the Doctor of Science (Philosophy), Pro-Chancellor of Science and International Relations, Olga Matpaevna Khomushku. The second candidate, Boris Kombuy-ool Kara-Sal, Doctor of Technical Science, Chairman of Industrial and Civil Construction, received 21 votes. The current Chairman of the University, Sergey Oktyaevich Ondar, Doctor of Science (Biology), will finish his term of appointment on the 24th of February 2014. 

Olga Khomushku is a member of editorial board of our magazine, so it is even more exciting for us to hear the news. Our heartiest congratulations to Olga Matpaevna!

The Tuvan State University. Translation Emina Kyzyl-ool, Luke Inglis
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23 January 2014

International conference “Buddhism in the Changing World”

International conference “Buddhism in the Changing World”Dear colleagues! The Institute for Mongolian, Buddhist and Tibetan Studies (IMBTS) of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Siberian Branch) announces that an international conference, “Buddhism in the Changing World”, will be held inUlan-Ude on May 28-31, 2014. The following themes will be discussed:​ Buddhist Texts, History of Buddhism, Buddhism in the modern world, Buddhist Philosophy, Soteriology, and Culture. In the framework of the Conference the following Round Tables will be held:  Science and Buddhism, Russian-Mongolian researches on Buddhism: present-day state and prospects. We particularly welcome papers addressing the following topics: Buddhism in Russia; comparative study in Mahayana and Theravada traditions, Indo-Tibetan and Far-East traditions of Buddhism; Buddhist and non-Buddhist philosophy of the West and East; present-day state of Buddhism in the regions of its traditional prevalence; peculiarities of Buddhism in Russia and in the West; interaction between Buddhism and modern science; dialogue and interaction between religions and cultures.

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6 December 2013

The New Research of Tuva No4 /2013 is released

The New Research of Tuva No4 /2013 is releasedThe New Research of Tuva No4 /2013 is releasedDear friends – our colleagues! We are pleased to announce the new issue # 4/2013 of the journal. We can describe it as a kaleidoscope of new research in Social and Humanity Studies not only about Tuva but also about other territories – Kalmykia, Yakutia, Mongolia. Besides, territorial interests of our authors enlarge as Siberia, as Europe. Ten new authors have joined the circle of our journal authors. We are pleased to state that our issue has become a valuable ground for operative representation of the research results for the members of different scientific schools, centers, regions, for the study of the colleagues’ works, exchange of opinions, and for the further professional, friendship communication as by correspondences, as by private meetings. Thank you, dear colleagues, for your trust and interest to our journal which quality we will maintain further. You can read the full information in the word of the editor. PDF version of the issue will be published soon; the materials will also be uploaded to the database of the Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI).

Editorial board
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24 November 2013

Tuvan State University is a participant of the International Universities’ Consortium

Tuvan State University is a participant of the International Universities’ Consortium The Tuvan State University has received the second international grant for “Development and Implementation of Master’s Program in the food safety, food industry and traditional food products distribution in Russia and Kazakhstan (TradPro)”. During the European Union’s program “Tempus IV” this project was supported as a result of the international contest. 937 variants of projects were received in a whole from both Russian and European universities, and 171 among them were approved and will be funded. The project is run by the Universities’ Consortium  that include French universities (SupAgro, Montpellier; Agrocampus Ouest), Italian universities (The University of Milan, Pisa University), Swedish universities (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences), Kazakhstan universities (Akhmet Baitursynov Kostanay State University, Kazakh State Agrotechnical University named after S.Seyfullin, Pavlodar State University named after S.Toraygyrov , Russia (Tyvan State University, Kalmyk State University, Buryat State Agricultural Academy named after V.Fillipov, Kuban State Agricultural University). Private business companies of Russia and Kazakhstan will support the project’s realization.

Translated by Victorya Lygdenova
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4 October 2013

Khomus Music CD released in Japan

Khomus Music CD released in JapanNihon Koukin Kyoukai (Japan Jew’s Harp Association) has released a new CD with collection of unique Tuvan khomus music “The Melody My Mother Played: Old and Modern Khomus (Jew’s Harp) Music of Tuva, Center of Asia”, Tokyo 2013.

The CD consists of two parts. The first one is mostly the result of collaborative work of Valentina Suzukei, PhD, one of the leading Tuvan ethnomusicologists and Tuvan khomus music specialists, with Leo Tadagawa, the Head of the Nihon Koukin Kyoukai (Japan Jew’s Harp Association).  The recordings of various types of khomus music, performed by the masters of different generations, were made in July 2010 in Kyzyl.

The second part contains field recordings made by Valentina Suzukei, which have been collected within 1985-1995, mostly in Western part of Tuva. The elder generation of performers witnessed the period when a khomus used to be a vivid traditional instrument.

Sometimes, noises of everyday life are noticeable in records, as all of the music recorded on both CD’s was made outside of a studio, witnessing the conditions under which people used to play the khomus.

Chimiza Lamajaa, Translated by Emina Kyzyl-ool, Luke Inglis
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6 September 2013

The New Research of Tuva No3 /2013 is released

The New Research of Tuva No3 /2013 is releasedDear friends – our colleagues and readers!

We would like to express our sincere congratulations on the occasion of the Knowledge Day which is a holiday celebrated on September 1st in Russia, and we are pleased to announce the current issue of our journal. Traditionally, its content is represented in the editor’s foreword. We would like to thank all our regular authors and also the new ones! The size of the present issue is 197 pages (i.e. 8,7 printer’s sheets). All articles of the journal are already uploaded to the database of the Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI).

We have already opened the submission of new manuscripts for the issue 4, 2013 that will be published in the beginning of December. We are looking forward to new works and will be glad to collaborate with you!

Editorial board
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31 August 2013

IVth International scientific and practical conference "Tengrism and epic heritage of the Eurasian people: sources and present"

IVth International scientific and practical conference "Tengrism and epic heritage of the Eurasian people: sources and present" International Fund of Tengri Research, International association of Mongol researchers, Academy of Mongolian tradition, Esh tenger sudlal (with assistance of the Ministry of Culture and spiritual development of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia) оn October 09-10, 2013 in Ulan Bator (Mongolia) it is being held the IVth International scientific and practical conference "Tengrism and epic heritage of the Eurasian people: sources and present". This wandering conference which is traditionally carrying out every second year since 2007, gathers more and more participants from the different parts of the world. The conference materials are exposed on a web site http://tengrifund.ru Today it is possible to note that the new direction of the humanity as a tengri research has appeared. On the edge of centuries, under conditions of the global challenges, difficult processes of designing of the interethnic, interfaith relations and growth of intensity between various cultural traditions, the search of the ways conducting to a consent and peaceful co-existence shows necessity of development of other research methods for attitude and religion of Eurasian people. Studying of outlook and religion features of the Central Asian natives settled across all Eurasia, who have many typological and genetic similarity can become one of steps in this direction.

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