Halbertsma, Prof. Tjalling
Tjalling Halbertsma (1969) is Director International of the Centre for East Asian Studies Groningen and professor by special appointment of East Asian Studies, with a focus on modern day Mongolia (sponsored by several organizations, including ING Bank). He spent many years working in China and Mongolia, most recently as the first Dutch diplomat in Mongolia (based in Ulaanbaatar) for the Dutch Embassy in Beijing. In 2007, Halbertsma completed a PhD at the Sinological Institute of Leiden University on the Nestorian heritage which he rediscovered and documented in Inner Mongolia between 1999 and 2006.
His documentation of the Nestorian heritage was exhibited at the National Museum of Ethnology in Leiden. Much of this heritage has been lost due to looting. Halbertsma has written extensively about Asia for various newspapers, including the South China Morning Post, the Asian Art Newspaper and the Dutch newspaper Trouw, and is also author of a number of books and travelogues on China and Mongolia.
Previously in the news
- Travels on the Silk Roads (online lecture)
- Halbertsma's inaugural lecture
- Mongolia is sitting on a goldmine (article in Dutch; Broerstraat 5, p. 8)
- The Renaissance of Mongolian Buddhism [in Dutch]
- Climate research and the Mongolian world conquests [in Dutch]
- Halbertsma on the rise of Mongolia and the newe East Asia programme [in Dutch]
- Mongolia is good for the soul [in Dutch - Dagblad van het Noorden]
- Chair by special appointment for East Asia and modern Mongolia
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