Natalia Bolsokhoeva

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Natalia Bolsokhoeva graduated from the Leningrad State University, PhD in mediaeval Tibetan literature from the Institute of Oriental Studies of Academy of Sciences of the USSR (now Russian Academy of Sciences). She is a senior research fellow at the Institute of Mongolian, Buddhist and Tibetan Studies of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences (Ulan-Ude, Russia).

Her research interest lies in the history of Tibetan medicine, based on Tibetan written sources and oral tradition. She made many field trips to Nepal and India since 1980 and gives numerous lectures in Nepal, India, Germany and Switzerland. Natalia Bolsokhoeva played a key role in the organization and co-ordination of a project, connected with preparation and publication of Russian version of ‘The Atlas of Tibetan Medicine” from the collection of the History Museum of Buryatia named after M.N. Khangalov in Ulan-Ude. Additional research interest is the history of Tibetan medicine of Buryat ethnos, Buddhist art, Tibetan medieval historical literature and Buryat-Mongolian personalities in Tibet.

Her publications include ‘The Atlas of Tibetan Medicine” (co-author), Publishing - House ‘Galart’, Moscow, 1994. ‘Tibetan Medicine in Nepal’. Publishing-House ‘Palitra’, St.-Petersburg, 1994 (in Russian). ‘Introduction to the Studies of Tibetan Medical Sources’. Mandala Book Point. Kathmandu, 1993. ‘Tibetan Songs from Dingri’ (co-author Kalsang Tsering). ‘Opuscula Tibetana’. Arbeiten aus dem Tibet Institut. Rikon-Zurich, Fasc. 14. Februar 1995. She is one of the co-authors of ‘The Buddha’s Art of Healing: Tibetan Paintings Rediscovered’. Rizzoli, New-York, 1998. “Guidance on Tibetan Medicine’. Kathmandu. 2008 (in Russian). ‘The Atlas of Tibetan Medicine’ in the cultural space of Central Asia’ (co-author Dashi Lama), Ulan-Ude, 2010 (in Russian). She is the author of a great number of papers and articles on Tibetan medicine, literature and culture. Natalia Bolsokhoeva has edited several scientific books.