February in Review
Dear friends and members,
This February saw a flurry of activity at MSG. We are happy to report that the blog is expanding rapidly, and our goal is to post one item per week. To do this, we need your help. We are soliciting blog content from friends and users. Content needn’t be academic. The blog is for anything Manchu related that you would like to share with our community. If you have any ideas, please contact us at manchustudiesgroup (at) gmail.com
We began our month with “Manchu as a tool language for European missionaries” by Mario Cams.
Next, Eric T. Schluessel explored Manchu documents relating to Qing period Xinjiang in“Turco-Manjurica Revisited: a Closer Look at Haenisch 1951.”
We ended the month with Gregory Afinogenov’s introduction to the less-than-happy lives of Russians in Beijing with “Living and Dying at Peking’s Russian Ecclesiastical Mission.”
The annual meeting of AAS is just around the corner. MSG will have a meeting on Thursday 21 March at 9:30 pm, in the Grand Hyatt, the Edward C meeting room. At that time we will elect officers, adopt a set of bylaws, determine membership fees, and discuss in more detail the activities we wish to sponsor in the short, medium, and long term. We will also formally launch the new website.
Sahūn meihe aniya okini!