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The Lama QuestionViolence, Sovereignty, and Exception in Early Socialist Mongolia$
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Christopher Kaplonski

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780824838560

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824838560.001.0001

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The Yonzon Hamba and the Center Counterrevolutionary Group

The Yonzon Hamba and the Center Counterrevolutionary Group

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(p.183) Chapter 9 The Yonzon Hamba and the Center Counterrevolutionary Group
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The Lama Question
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Christopher Kaplonski

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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824838560.003.0010

The final technology of exception saw a shift to physical violence and mass killings. Rather than a measure that was adopted for its efficacy, political violence was turned to almost as an admission of defeat by the socialist state. The start of the third technology was marked by a public show trial of the prominent lama the Yonzon Hamba and others. It also marked the eventual closure and destruction of almost every monastery in Mongolia. Public reaction to the arrests and the proceedings of the trial were monitored by the security services. The fact that this particular trial was particularly well documented, both publicly and internally within the government and the party, allows us to use it to understand the logic of the state, as well as show how it reframed events from previous periods in light of the shift to physical violence and mass killings.

Keywords:   political violence, state of exception, Mongolia, political anthropology, Buddhism, socialism, show trials

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