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CAW: Tengriism

Readings and Discussion with Kagan Arik, University of Chicago

Monday, March 05, 2012
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Central Eurasian/Turkic/Mongol Religion ("Tengriism"): Traditional Healing, Shamanism, and Oral Traditions, with special guest, Kagan Arik, University of Chicago


Kagan Arik, A Native Taxonomy of Healing Among the Xinjiang Kazaks

The Central Asia Workshop is an interdisciplinary discussion group sponsored by the UCLA Program on Central Asia. The goal of the workshop is to encourage graduate student research on Central Asia by creating a space where students and interested faculty can discuss research, theory and ideas with others who have experience or interest in the region. The workshop is a forum for exploring recent research and classical and contemporary theoretical perspectives that inform work in Central Asia. Past discussion topics have included Tatar language and identity; environmental activism in Central Asia; mental health, religion and healing in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan; imagining modernity; gendered national identity; and the Uighurs of Xinjiang. 

The Central Asia Workshop meets every two weeks in 10367 Bunche from 12:00 to 1:30PM.

Please contact Hannah Reiss ( for more information.


Sponsor(s): Program on Central Asia

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