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Mongolink aims to provide new research and different perspectives on aspects of Mongolia through analysis of current issues in economics, politics, education, health, society and culture. Mongolink is part of the ANU Mongolia Institute. 

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Chahar Costume from Central Inner Mongolia

Written by Ehshig, Visiting Fellow to the Mongolia Institute (2019-2020). Traditional Mongolian costume is very rich both in design and colour. Different regions have their own local designs and characters. While the Halha, Üjümchin, Harchin and Barga dresses have elaborate decoration and ornaments, the Sünid, Dörbed and Chahar costumes are simple in comparison. The regionalContinue reading “Chahar Costume from Central Inner Mongolia”

A Missing Stanza from Natsagdorj’s Poem, ‘My Native Land’

By W. Juna. There has been a lot of recent discussion over the Chinese government’s new ‘bilingual’ education policy in Inner Mongolia. This new policy has  reduced Mongolian language instruction in favour of instruction in Chinese (Also see a post by Prof. Christopher Atwood). From September 2020, first year Mongolian school children are now required to learnContinue reading “A Missing Stanza from Natsagdorj’s Poem, ‘My Native Land’”

Concerned Parents Opposed to Proposed Changes to Mongolian Language Texts, Inner Mongolia

By Prof. Li Narangoa Mongolian schools in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China started from 31 August this year. The start of school, however, filled the hearts of parents, teachers and students with concerns, anxieties and resentment. On the 26 August, 2020, an announcement was made by the Inner Mongolian Bureau of Education, just aContinue reading “Concerned Parents Opposed to Proposed Changes to Mongolian Language Texts, Inner Mongolia”

Hanggai: Galloping Across the Mongolian Steppe Between Different Worlds of Music

By Dr Gesar (Gaz) Temur Gesar finished his Doctor of Philosophy from the ANU in 2015. He continues as a Visiting Fellow at the ANU Mongolia Institute. Hanggai is a music band from Inner Mongolia, China. The band made their name by playing and singing traditional Mongolian songs with a modern twist. Hanggai’s fame extendsContinue reading “Hanggai: Galloping Across the Mongolian Steppe Between Different Worlds of Music”

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