Baldaev Sergei Petrovich

18 October 1889 (1889-10-18), Bokhan aimak, Balaganski Uezd, Irkutsk Governorate — 29 October 1978 (1978-10-30), Ulan-Ude


Biography, education, career:

In 1910 –1927 Sergei Baldaev was a teacher and collector of ethnographic and folklore materials. In 1927– 1931 he was a student and then a post-graduate student of the Institute of the Peoples of the East. In 1931– 1938, 1940– 1948 he was a research fellow at the Institute of Language, Literature and Arts, Ulan-Ude. In 1948– 1956 – research fellow at the State Museum of Ethnography in Leningrad. In 1956– 1968 – research fellow at Buryat Institute of Social Sciences, Ulan-Ude. An experienced field researcher.

Areas of expertise: History and ethnography of Mongolian peoples; Ethnic religious studies; Folklore studies; folklore and ethnography of the Buryat people; shamanism as traditional religion

Membership in academic organizations and unions:

From 1926 – Member of the Union of Siberian Wrtiters.

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