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Wild East Listed in The Best Books of 2023 (So Far)

Barnes & Noble feature Wild East: Travels in the New Mongolia by Jill Lawless in its The Best Books of 2023 (So Far), Central Asian history/Mongolia section. © David South Consulting 2023 © Jill Lawless 2023

Jill on a two-hump Bactrian camel

The Bactrian camel, also known as the Mongolian camel or domestic Bactrian camel, is a large even-toed ungulate native to the steppes of Central Asia. It has two humps on its back, in contrast to the single-humped dromedary. Its population of 2 million exists mainly in the domesticated form. Source: Wikipedia © David South Consulting 2022 © Jill LawlessContinue reading “Jill on a two-hump Bactrian camel”

Citing Wild East: The New Mongolia

Books and papers citing Wild East: Travels in the New Mongolia (ECW Press): The Adrenaline Junkie’s Bucket List: 100 Extreme Outdoor Adventures to Do Before You Die by Christopher Van Tilburg, St. Martin’s Publishing Group, 2013 Beyond Backpacker Tourism: Mobilities and Experiences, Channel View Publications, 2010 Curbing Corruption in Asia: A Comparative Study of Six CountriesContinue reading “Citing Wild East: The New Mongolia”

Ger: Mongolia’s First Web Magazine 

Editor-in-chief: David South (1998-1999) Logo design: P. Davaa-Ochir “The years 1998 and 1999 have been volatile ones for Mongolia, with revolving door governments, the assassination of a minister, emerging corruption, a banking scandal, in-fighting within the ruling Democratic Coalition, frequent paralysis within the Parliament, and disputes over the Constitution. Economically, the period was unstable and rife withContinue reading “Ger: Mongolia’s First Web Magazine “

Het wilde oosten : reizen in het moderne Mongolië

Mongolië is voor veel mensen nog een mysterieus land dat vooral beelden oproept van woeste ruiters, uitgestrekte grasvlakten en nomaden. Het is een land waar de tijdstil lijkt te hebben gestaan. Als Jill Lawless arriveert in Mongolië treft ze een hoofdstad aan die veel westerser is dan ze had verwacht. De trendy geklede jongeren enContinue reading “Het wilde oosten : reizen in het moderne Mongolië” | 2003 – 2020

The original website at (see below) was launched in 2003 and designed and built in London, UK. It served the book very well in the years after but, with the abrupt ending of business trading by the US server host, we have been prompted into revisiting a project that has been on the backContinue reading “ | 2003 – 2020”

Wild East 17 Years Later | 2000 – 2017

Published in 2000 (ECW Press: Toronto), Wild East: Travels in the New Mongolia is 17 years old. It is also 100 years since the 1917 October Revolution in Russia that began the long experiment of the Soviet Union. Mongolia was the second country after Russia to adopt Communism. Cover of the Canadian edition (2000) of Wild East: Travels in the NewContinue reading “Wild East 17 Years Later | 2000 – 2017”