Research Interests:

  • Mongol and Inner Asian studies: languages and cultures, including Old Turkic, Tibetan, Manchu, Evenki, Khitan and Altaic philology, history of writing systems, Altaic linguistics., Mongol literature and folklore.
Past Affiliations

Professor, Chair of Inner Asian Studies

Senior Researcher, Leningrad Branch

Asian Studies, Russian
Doctor, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia, 1975
PhD, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary, Oriental Studies, 1961
eurasia mongolia folk or ethnic arts cultural history asian languages or literature asian studies linguistics or philology
Buriat, Russia, Chinese, Mandarin, English, French, German, Hungarian, Kalmyk-Oirat, Manchu, Mongolian, Mongolian, Russian, Tibetan, Uyghur

Order of Labor (Mongolia), The President of Mongolia

Forschungspreis der A. von Humboldt-Stiftung, Bonn, 1999

Order of the Polar Star of the Republic of Mongolis, The Government of Mongolia, 1998

American Oriental Society
Association for Asian Studies
Central Eurasian Studies Society, Cambridge, Mass.
Csoma de Koros Society, Budapest
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
International Association for Mongolian Studies
Magyar Nyelvtudomanyi Tarsasag
Mongolia Society
National Geographic Society
Turk Dil Kurumu