Daigengna Duoer (pronounced “dye-gain-na” “door“; she/her) is interested in religion, specifically Buddhism in twentieth-century Inner Mongolia and Manchuria. She studies transnational networks of Buddhism in modern East Asia, and looks at Buddhism amongst other religions such as shamanism, Shinto, Islam, and Christianity in Inner Mongolia, Manchuria/Manchukuo, the Republic of China (1912-1949), and Tibet. Her work aims to create conversations about Buddhism and modernity, both about how Buddhism was regulated under different political rules and secular law, and about how various agencies on the ground have experienced them.
Daigengna works with Chinese, Japanese, Tibetan, Mongolian, and French sources. She completed her B.A. in Buddhist Studies and Art History and M.A. in Buddhist Studies at the University of Toronto.
Daigengna is also a host for the New Books in East Asia Studies Podcast, a channel on the New Books Network.
Duoer, Daigengna. From “Lama Doctors” to “Mongolian Doctors”: Regulations of Inner Mongolian Buddhist Medicine under Changing Regimes and the Crises of Modernity (1911-1976). Religions 2019, 10, 373. (Click link to download full pdf)
“Definitions and Regulations of Buddhist Monasticism in Early 20th Century Inner Mongolia: 1912-1945.”
Woodenfish Forum Hong Kong 2019: Monasticism and Monastic Codes Across the Buddhist World. June 22nd – 24th, 2019. Hong Kong.
“Modern Inner Mongolian Buddhism in Chinese and Japanese Sources.”
Expanding the Archives of Mongolian Buddhism Workshop. March 27, 2019. University of California, Santa Barbara.
“The 9th Panchen Lama and Kālacakra Initiations in Inner Mongolia.”
New Directions in Mongolian Buddhism Conference. January 29 and 30, 2018. University of California, Santa Barbara.
Teaching Associate. RS73/JAPAN73 Introduction to Japanese Religions; Fall 2019. University of California, Santa Barbara.
Teaching Associate. RS4/EACS5 Introduction to Buddhism; Summer Session A. University of California, Santa Barbara.
Teaching Assistantships and Readerships:
Teaching Assistant. RS4/EACS5 Introduction to Buddhism. Spring and Winter, 2019; Winter, 2020. University of California, Santa Barbara.
Teaching Assistant. RS21 Zen Buddhism. Fall, 2018. University of California, Santa Barbara.
Teaching Assistant. EACS4B East Asia Modern. Spring, 2018. University of California, Santa Barbara.
Reader. RS130 Judaism. Fall, 2017. University of California, Santa Barbara.