Category Archives: Society and Culture

Book Chapter: Finding the Buddha Hidden Below the Sand

Matthew King describes his on-going research on the revival of Buddhism in Mongolia to expand upon his chapter in “Change in Democratic Mongolia”. Continue reading

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Book: Change in Democratic Mongolia – Social Relations, Health, Mobile Pastoralism, and Mining

A new edited volume of social science research on contemporary Mongolia. Continue reading

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New book: Mapping Mongolia – Situating Mongolia in the World from Geologic Time to the Present

Paula Sabloff has edited a book examining Mongolia’s place in the world. Continue reading

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Election Songs of Parties

Campaign songs of major Mongolian parties. Continue reading

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Mobilizing against Dispossession: Gold Mining and a Local Resistance Movement in Mongolia

The genesis of collective action in the context of local resistance to gold mining activities in Mongolia. Continue reading

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BBC Program on Mongolia at the Olympics

BBC program on Mongolia building up to the London Olympic games. Continue reading

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A Good Day in Mongolia

Today, October 14, 2011, Mongolians are very busy. It is the 17th day of the second month of autumn, an auspicious day in Mongolia’s Buddhist calendar. We call it the day with Baljinnyam and Dashnyam (Buddhist deities) or a double-Nyam … Continue reading

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Mongolia Connected

Some observations about connectivity in Mongolia based on the recently released census. Continue reading

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Insights from the 2010 Mongolia Census

A preliminary summary of the 2010 Mongolia census is available online.  The census shows us some important trends in Mongolia. Total population in Mongolian has reached 2 754 658. An estimated 100 thousand people counted as Mongolian citizens living abroad … Continue reading

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Anti-Chinese Attitudes in Post-Communist Mongolia

M.A. thesis argues that Mongolian anti-Chinese attitudes are rooted in state-socialist portrayals of China from the 1960s to the 1980s. Continue reading

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