Assistant Professor at the Hakubi Center for Advanced Research
Dr Erdenchulu is an assistant professor at the Kyoto University and his research interests include the Mongolian judicial system under Manchu rule. His research field is Mongolian legal history and his dissertation focuses on legal structures in the areas of justice, land tenure, and contracts in traditional Mongolian nomadic society. In the past few years, he has examined a large number of Mongolian archival materials, mainly judicial documents which were produced and preserved by the government offices of banners (qosi?u) during the Qing dynasty, and are now kept at archives in Inner Mongolia. Based on these materials, he has shed light on the internal judicial systems of several banners and also analysed the political order of local Mongolian society in the Qing period. His research project at the Australian National University was a part of his PhD dissertation.
Political structure, regional order, and attitudes towards land ownership: an in-depth study into the legal history of the possession of land in traditional Mongolia