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Voluntary Research Director of the Search Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit of the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)

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Leading scientist's research interests: Anthropology, ethnology, cultural studies, religion studies, oriental studies

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Awards and achievements:

2011 – Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire

2008 – Henry Allen Poe Prize for the Humanities, American Philosophical Society for high achievements in science.

2004 – Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques for high achievements in science

2003 – Honorary Doctor of the National University of Mongolia for high achievements in Mongolian studies

2002 – Honorary Professorship of the Inner Mongolia Normal University for high achievements in Mongolian studies and China studies (Hohhot, China PR).

1999 – Rivers Memorial Medal, Royal Anthropological Institute for conducting field studies in anthropology (United Kingdom).

1995 – Honorary Professor of the Inner Mongolia Normal University, Hohhot (Hohhot, China PR).

1993 – Presentation Medal from the University of Helsinki for high achievements in science (Finland).

1990 – J. I. Staley Prize in Anthropology (School of American Research) awarded for the book «Karl Marx Collective».

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