About Daigengna Duoer
Daigengna Duoer (pronounced “dye-gain-na” “door“; she/her) is interested in Buddhism in twentieth-century Inner Mongolia and Manchuria. She studies and maps transnational and transregional networks of Buddhism in modern East Asia connecting Inner Mongolia, Manchuria, Tibet, Republican China, and Imperial Japan.
Daigengna is also interested in other religions in modern East Asia. In addition to Buddhism, she also looks at how indigenous religious traditions, Islam, Christianity, and Shintoism interacted with Buddhism in Inner Mongolia and Manchuria.
Daigengna mainly works with Chinese, Japanese, Tibetan, Mongolian sources. She is also actively adding Manchu and Korean to her language abilities. She also reads in French and is JLPT N1 and HSK Level 6 certified.
She completed both of her H.B.A. in Buddhist Studies and Art History and M.A. in Buddhist Studies at the University of Toronto.
Daigengna is a host for the New Books in East Asia Studies Podcast, a channel on the New Books Network.
Daigengna is also an editor of Mongolian Studies for the Digital Orientalist, an online magazine on digital humanities.
Daigengna Duoer is a Ph.D. student at the Religious Studies Department, University of California, Santa Barbara. Her dissertation is a digital humanities project mapping transnational and transregional Buddhist networks connecting twentieth-century Inner Mongolia, Manchuria, Republican China, Tibet, and the Japanese Empire.