Stuart, Kevin Books
Dr. Kevin Stuart received his PhD from University of Hawaii-Manoa. He has written several monographs and many articles and books reviews, and edited several editions of Asian stories, folktales, and fables. He is currently employed at Shaanxi Normal University in Xi'an City, China2001 0-7734-7675-X
This volume contains folklore selections written first in the Salar written system, the same selection rendered in the International Phonetic Alphabet, followed by an English translation. This is the first time such an extensive collection of Salar literature has been written in the Salar’s own writing system and it is the first anthology of the folklore translated into English with Salar and IPA counterparts. The preface was written by the West’s leading Salar scholar. This is a must for all Chinese, Islam, folklore, and minority collections. With Illustrations2000 0-7734-7895-7
This book is for English speakers who are beginning to study Amdo. It assumes no prior knowledge of Tibetan, begins by introducing the Tibetan alphabet and its phonetic system, and follows by presenting dialogues and texts of increasing sophistication that reflect Amdo Tibetan lives in the late 20th century. There are 40 lessons in three units, with drills, notes, exercises, and extensive appendices. This book has five CD's available for $19.95 each. You may order them by email (email@example.com) or by telephone (716) 754-2788.1998 0-7734-8443-4
Examines the influence of medieval conceptions of the Mongols as monsters, how these impressions affected the creation of a 'Mongol' racial category for mankind, what travelers observed and reported while in Mongol domains, the realm of fiction and film, and the field of Mongolian Studies.
“. . . a splendid contribution to our understanding of the uses and misuses of the notion of ‘Mongol’ in the West and American in particular. With wit, humor, and sarcasm Kevin Stuart traces the origin of the notions ‘Mongol’ and ‘Mongoloid’ as terms used to designate the racial type of Asians by European and American scientists. . . Stuart’s most telling criticism, however, is directed not at journalists or travelers but at the doyens of Mongolian studies in the US. . . . Nor did some of the handful of surviving Mongolist pundists and prominent members of the Mongolia Society fare any better under Stuart’s close scrutiny of their representations of the Mongols. . . . The parochialism of American Mongolian studies is contrasted with broader and more diverse approaches taken by British and Japanese Mongol specialists.” – Mongolian Studies