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Halbertsma, Prof. Tjalling

Tjalling Halbertsma
Tjalling Halbertsma

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.

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Publications

2018

Halbertsma, T. H. F., & Dickens, M. (2018). Inner Mongolian Syro-Turcica I: Contextualizing the Syro-Turkic Gravestones from Inner . Monumenta Serica, 66(2), 279-302. https://doi.org/10.1080/02549948.2018.1534353

2017

Meerts, P., Halbertsma, T., & Bayasakh, J. K. (2017). Negotiating on Horseback: Mongolia in Eurasian Security Negotiations. In F. O. Hampson, & M. Troitskiy (Eds.), Tug of War: Negotiating Security in Eurasia Montreal and Waterloo: McGill-Queen’s University Press/Centre for International Governance Innovation Press.
Halbertsma, T. (2017). De Grote Liao: van herders tot heersers. In V. van Vilsteren (Ed.), The Great Liao: een nomadendynastie uit Binnen-Mongolië (907-1125) (pp. 10-19). (Drents Museum). Zwolle: WBOOKS.
Halbertsma, T. (2017). Bronnen van de Liao: erfgoed en grafroof in Binnen-Mongolië. In V. van Vilsteren (Ed.), The Great Liao: een nomadendynastie uit Binnen-Mongolië (907-1125) (pp. 22-25). Zwolle: WBOOKS.
Halbertsma, T. (2017). De Grote Liao: val en ondergang. In V. van Vilsteren (Ed.), The Great Liao: een nomadendynastie uit Binnen-Mongolië (907-1123) (pp. 154-159). Zwolle: WBOOKS.
van der Harst, J., & Halbertsma, T. (2017). Introduction: China, East Asia and the European Union - Strong Economics, Weak Politics? In J. van der Harst, & T. Halbertsma (Eds.), China, East Asia and the European Union: Strong Economics, Weak Politics? (pp. 1-11). ( International Comparative Social Studies; Vol. 35). Leiden: Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004291430_002
Halbertsma, T. (2017). Luchtgraven en Graftombes. In V. van Vilsteren (Ed.), The Great Liao: een nomadendynastie uit Binnen-Mongolië (907-1125) (pp. 46-49). Zwolle: WBOOKS.
Halbertsma, T. (2017). Nomaden toen en nu. In V. van Vilsteren (Ed.), The Great Liao: een nomadendynastie uit Binnen-Mongolië (907-1125) (pp. 40-45). Zwolle: WBOOKS.

2016

Halbertsma, T., & van der Harst, J. (Eds.) (2016). China, East Asia and the European Union: Strong Economics, Weak Politics? (International Comparative Social Studies; Vol. 35). Leiden: Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004291430

2015

Halbertsma, T. (2015). Domestic Challenges and International Opportunities: Meandering through Mongolia's Past and Present. (GSG/CEASG Inaugural Lectures Series ; Vol. 3). Groningen: University of Groningen.
Halbertsma, T. (2015). Early Christian Remains of Inner Mongolia: Second Edition - Revised, updated and expanded . Brill Academic Publisher.

2014

Halbertsma, T. (2014). Mongolia and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at Sixty-five: Ulaanbaatar’s changing relations with Pyongyang. North Korean Review, 10(2), 23-38.
Halbertsma, T. (2014). Review of : Change in Democratic Mongolia, Social Relations, Health, Mobile Pastoralism, and Mining by Julian Dierkes (ed). Journal of Asian History, 48(2), 322-324. https://doi.org/10.13173/jasiahist.48.2.0322

2013

Halbertsma, T. (2013). "Winner Takes All": terugblik op de presidentsverkiezingen in Mongolië. Internationale Spectator.
Halbertsma, T. (2013). Review of Lieu, Samuel N. C., Lance Eccles, Majella Franzmann, Iain Gardner, and Ken Parry: Medieval Christian and Manichaean Remains from Quanzhou (Zayton). Frontiers of History in China, 8(3).
Halbertsma, T. (2013). Review of Michael Keevak: Becoming Yellow, a short history of racial thinking. Asian Studies Review, 37(1).

2012

Halbertsma, T. (2012). Homo Sapiens Almas: Een kleine zoektocht met Redmond O'Hanlon naar de Wilde mens van West Mongolië . Boudewijn Büch Gezelschap Büchmania.
Halbertsma, T. (2012). Review of Alan K. Sanders: Historical Dictionary of Mongolia. Journal of Asian History, 46(1).
Halbertsma, T. (2012). Review of Timothy May: The Mongol Conquests in World History. Journal of Asian History, 46(2).

2011

Halbertsma, T. (2011). Critique of Gregory Forth: Images of the Wildman in Southeast Asia. Kraken, 3.
Halbertsma, T., & Omirbek, B. (2011). Discoveries: Petroglyphes of Kholtsootiin Gol Valley (Mongolia). Inora, 60.
Halbertsma, T. (2011). Review of David Sneath and Christopher Kaplonski (eds.): The History of Mongolia. Asian Studies Review, 35(4).
Halbertsma, T. (2011). Review of Timothy Brook: The Troubled Empire. China in the Yuan and Ming Dynasties. Journal of Asian History, 45.

2009

Halbertsma, T. (2009). Mongolia’s "Homo sapiens Almas": A tale of two skulls, two hairs and two reconstructions. Kraken, 2.
Halbertsma, T. (2009). Some field notes and images of stone sculptures found at Nestorian sites in Inner Mongolia, China. In D. Winkler, & L. Tang (Eds.), Hidden Treasures and Intercultural Encounters: Studies on East Syriac Christianity in China and Central Asia (Vol. 1). Orientalia-Patristica-Oecumenica.

2008

Halbertsma, T. (2008). The Great Wall Revisited: A tale of two photographs. The Asian Art Newspaper.
Halbertsma, T. (2008). 'De steppe heeft maar één leven': Jiang Rong's Wolven Totem. Het Trage Vuur, 41.
Halbertsma, T. (2008). Early Christian Remains of Inner Mongolia: Discovery, Reconstruction, Appropriation. (Sinica Leidensia; Vol. 88). Brill Academic Publisher.
Halbertsma, T. (2008). Yeti jagers: Het verborgen onderzoek naar de Wilde Mens. (1 ed.) Hollandia.

2006

Halbertsma, T. (2006). Some notes on past and present field research on gravestones and related stone material of the Church of the East in Inner Mongolia, China. In R. Malek (Ed.), Jingjiao: The Church of the East in China and Central Asia Sankt Augustin: Collectanea Serica.

2005

Halbertsma, T. (2005). Facing East: stone sculpture and petroglyphs of Central Asia. The Asian Art Newspaper.
Halbertsma, T. (2005). Ikh Burkhait: Mongolia’s largest stone Buddha. The Asian Art Newspaper.
Halbertsma, T. (2005). Mongolië. (Landenreeks). KIT Publishers.
Halbertsma, T. (2005). Some field notes and images of stone material from graves of the Church of the East in Inner Mongolia, China: (with additional rubbings of seven stones by Wei Jian). Monumenta Serica, 53.
Halbertsma, T. (2005). Sprong naar het Westen: In het spoor van de Chinese ontdekker van Europa. Hollandia.

2004

Halbertsma, T. (2004). Mongolia’s Century: revolution and reforms in a country of nomads, townspeople and outsiders. In Mongolia Belgium: Cypres.
Halbertsma, T. (2004). Reinventing Karakoram: towards an ancient capital. The Asian Art Newspaper.
Halbertsma, T. (2004). The road to Pearl Harbour: Revolutionary art and war memorials from Mongolia. The Asian Art Newspaper.

2003

Halbertsma, T. (2003). Steppeland: berichten uit Mongolië. Haarlem: Hollandia.
Halbertsma, T. (2003). Tracing the Gobi: Hulsewe-Wazniewski Project in Inner-Mongolia. The Asian Art Newspaper.

2002

Halbertsma, T. (2002). De verloren lotuskruisen: een zoektocht naar de steden, graven en kerken van vroege christenen in China. Gottmer & Brecht; Bloemendaal.
Halbertsma, T. (2002). Fading Images: early photography from Mongolia. The Asian Art Newspaper.
Halbertsma, T. (2002). Journey West: Zheng He. The Asian Art Newspaper.
Halbertsma, T. (2002). Lost Cities Hidden Treasures: Olon Sume In Tor. The Asian Art Newspaper.
Halbertsma, T. (2002). The Heart of the Mountain I: Hua Shan. The Asian Art Newspaper.
Halbertsma, T. (2002). The Heart of the Mountain II: Putuo Shan. The Asian Art Newspaper.

2001

Halbertsma, T. (2001). Conservation Work in Mongolia. The Asian Art Newspaper.
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