|Conference - Owen Lattimore: The Past, Present, and Future of Inner Asian Studies|
CONFERENCE DATES: AUGUST 20-21, 2008
The American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS), together with the International Association of Mongolian Studies (IAMS) and the National University of Mongolia School of Foreign Service organized a conference entitled, "Owen Lattimore: The Past, Present, and Future of Inner Asian Studies" in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on August 20 and 21, 2008.
Owen Lattimore played an important role in the development of political and cultural relations between Inner Asia and the West, and he is widely recognized as the father of Inner Asian Studies in the United States and England. His research and writing continues to have a profound impact on generations of scholars and intellectuals interested in Inner Asia. This conference has a duel purpose. First, it is meant to help record the memories of those who knew Owen Lattimore or were directly influenced by him, and offer scholars who are new to the field the opportunity to learn more about Owen Lattimore's role in the development of cultural and political relations between Inner Asia and the West in the 20th century. Second, the conference is intended to build on Owen Lattimore’s legacy by providing a forum for new research related to the region. The conference marks the first of a series of annual conferences planned by the ACMS in Inner Asia to promote scholarly exchange between local and international scholars and to explore emerging research topics related to the region.
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