Charles Bawden

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Charles Bawden
FBA
Born Charles Roskelly Bawden
(1924-04-22)22 April 1924
Died 11 August 2016(2016-08-11) (aged 92)
Occupation Professor
Awards Order of the Pole Star
Academic work
Discipline Mongolian language
Institutions School of Oriental and African Studies
Notable students John Man and Craig Clunas
Notable works The Mongol Chronicle Altan Tobci, The Jebtsundamba Khutukhtus of Urga, The Modern History of Mongolia

Charles Roskelly Bawden FBA (22 April 1924 – 11 August 2016) was a professor of the Mongolian language in the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London from 1955 to 1984. He wrote on Mongolian history and literature, and published a Mongolian-English dictionary that is often cited as the most comprehensive available.[1] John Man and Craig Clunas were his students.[2][3]

In addition to having been elected a Fellow of the British Academy,[4] he was also awarded the Order of the Pole Star by the Mongolian government. He donated his books to the Ancient India & Iran Trust at Cambridge University.[5]

He died on 11 August 2016 at the age of 92.[6]

Works[edit]

  • The Mongol Chronicle Altan Tobci. Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, 1955.
  • The Jebtsundamba Khutukhtus of Urga; text, translation, and notes. Wiesbaden: O. Harrassowitz, 1961.
  • The Modern History of Mongolia. New York: Praeger, 1968.
  • Shamans, Lamas, and Evangelicals: The English Missionaries in Siberia. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1985.
  • Confronting the Supernatural: Mongolian Traditional Ways and Means. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 1994.
  • Mongolian-English dictionary. London: K. Paul International, 1997.
  • Mongolian Traditional Literature: An Anthology. London: Kegan Paul, 2003.
  • An eighteenth century Chinese source for the Portuguese dialect of Macao." Silver Jubilee Volume of the Zinbun-Kagaku-Kenkyusyo, Kyoto University, 1954.
  • Bawden, Charles (1957). "A First Description of a Collection of Mongol Manuscripts in the University Library, Cambridge". Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society. 4?: 151–160. 
  • Bawden, Charles (1958). "Two Mongol Texts Concerning Obo-Worship". Oriens Extremus. 5 (1): 23–41. 
  • Bawden, Charles (1960). "Economic Advance in Mongolia". The World Today. 16 (6): 257–270. 
  • Bawden, Charles (1960). "Some Recent Work in Mongolian Studies". Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. 23 (3): 530–543. doi:10.1017/s0041977x00150591. 
  • Bawden, Charles (1962). "Calling the Soul: A Mongolian Litany". Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. 25 (1/3): 81–103. doi:10.1017/s0041977x00056275. 
  • Bawden, Charles (1965). "Some Notes on the Horse Policy of the Yuan Dynasty". Central Asiatic Journal. 10 (3–4): 246–268. 
  • Bawden, Charles (1967). "A Joint Petition of Grievances Submitted to the Ministry of Justice of Autonomous Mongolia in 1919". Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. 30 (3): 548–563. doi:10.1017/s0041977x00132045. 
  • Bawden, Charles (1968). "The Mongol rebellion of 1756–1757". Journal of Asian History. 2 (1): 1–31. 
  • Bawden, Charles (1969). "A Case of Murder in Eighteenth-Century Mongolia". Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. 32 (1): 71–90. doi:10.1017/s0041977x00093708. 
  • Bawden, Charles (1969). "The Investigation of a Case of Attempted Murder in Eighteenth-Century Mongolia". Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. 32 (3): 571–592. doi:10.1017/s0041977x00097081. 
  • Bawden, C. R. (1970). "Some Documents Concerning the Rebellion of 1756 in Outer Mongolia". Bulletin of the Institute of China Border Area Studies, 1, 1–23.
  • Bawden, C. R. (1976). On the Evils of Strong Drink: A Mongol Tract from the Early Twentieth Century. Walther Heissig (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz), 61.
  • Bawden, Charles (1977). "A note on the inscriptions on two Chinese rugs in the Victoria and Albert Museum". Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. 40 (3): 586–590. doi:10.1017/s0041977x0004595x. 
  • Bawden, Charles (1984–85). "The wish-prayer for Shambhala again". Monumenta Serica. 36: 453–510. 
  • Bawden, C. R. (1994). "On the Practice of Scapulimancy among the Mongols". Charles R. Bawden, Confronting the Supernatural: Mongolian Traditional Ways and Means. Wiesbaden: Harrazowits Verlag, 111-42.

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