Category Archives: Culture

Project on “Values of the Mongolian nomads on the mentality culture of the World” (2008-2010)

The Mongols’ early ancestors not only contributed to the emergence of the Mongoloid race, but also performed a central role in the establishment of a diversity of nomadic cultures in Central Asia. The project aims to clear and clarify the role of the Mongolian nomads to the Western and Oriental civilizations based on the real facts of archaeology, ethnography, history and culture. Totally 12 scholars and researchers have participated to this project. Four basic directions of the result of    ......

International project on “Study of Traditional Heritage and Singing Proficiency of Long Song” (2008-2014)

The expedition to study the heritage and tradition of Mongolian folk long song involved over 40 researchers from Mongolia, Russia and PR of China. The team implemented research expeditions in 8 different regions and rural areas over a distance of 40 000 km of travel among the Mongol etlmic groups living in the territories of Mongolia, Russia and China; interviewed about 300 long song singers aged between 12 to 90, documented video recordings of over 170 hours and recorded over 500 long songs and   ......

Human diet and land use in the time of the Khans—Archaeobotanical research in the capital of the Mongolian Empire, Qara Qorum, Mongolia

Vegetation History and Archaeobotany © Springer-Verlag 2005 10.1007/s00334-005-0074-y Original Article Human diet and land use in the time of the Khans—Archaeobotanical research in the capital of the Mongolian Empire, Qara Qorum, Mongolia Manfred Rösch1  , Elske Fischer1 and Tanja Märkle1 (1)Landesdenkmalamt Baden-Württemberg, Fischersteig 9, 78343 Hemmenhofen, Germany     Manfred Rösch Email: manfred.roesch@rps.bwl.de Received: 4 October 2004 Accepted: 3 March 2005 Published o   ......

Kublai Khan’s Role in the Cultural Development of the Yuan Empire

Bedelova Gulzhana, Mukhazhanova Tolkynb, Sadykova Raikhanc, , a Candidate of historical sciences, docent of the chair of World history, historiography and Source, al-Farabi Kazakh National University, al-Farabi street 71, Almaty 050040, Kazakhstanb Candidate of historical sciences, docent of the chair of World history, historiography and Source, al-Farabi Kazakh National University, al-Farabi street 71, Almaty 050040, Kazakhstanc Candidate of historical sciences, docent of the chair of World his   ......

9 Lessons on Power and Leadership from Genghis Khan

On one end of the leadership spectrum, there is Machiavelli–conniving, ambitious and ruthless. On the other there is Cyrus the Great–humble, generous and loyal. Along this spectrum of great leaders and motivators, used so often in business books, speeches and anecdotes, there is one unmentionable: Genghis Khan. A man so evil, unwashed and bloodthirsty that he is impossible to learn from. Or so the efforts to suppress his influence would have us believe. (The USSR, for instance, cleared out K   ......

Donald Ostrowski. Muscovy and the Mongols: Cross-Cultural Influences on the Steppe Frontier, 1304-1589

New York and Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1998. xvi + 329 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-59085-3. Reviewed by Russell E. Martin (Department of History, Westminster College) Published on H-Russia (November, 1999) Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue: Taking a Fresh Look at Muscovy and the Mongols This is one of those books that happily comes along every once in a while that lets everyone know where things stand to date in a given field. It is one   ......

On the Nature of the Chinggis Khan’s Tomb and Its Cultural Connotation

By Burinbatu (Inner Mongolia University, China) ABSTRACT Today’s Chinggis Khan’s Tomb is originally called as the Eight White Ger or House. Because of the name of the Eight White Ger changed into Chinggis Khan’s Tomb, there are many misunderstandings about the nature of its Onggon Situgen or Spirits. Hence, its cultural connotations also became unclear, too. There is an urgent saving and a deep research is needed for the Culture of the Chinggis Khan’s Tomb. There are some   ......

An Archeological Study on the Northern Nationalities and China Ulanganhada Culture

By Xuelian Abstract(A dissertation of M.A degree) Key Words: the New Stone Age, the Northern Nationalities, Chinese Ulaganhada Culture, Archeological Discoveries Jade Articles, Shamanism   It is very important to do some archeological study on the historical relics of the tribes and clans or nationalities in northeast China and northeast Asia. In 1935, the Ulaganhada Culture was discovered at the back of Ulaganhada Mount of Ulaganhada City of Inner Mongolia, China. And in 1954, the relic si   ......

Build A Mongolian Yurt

The Low-Cost Mongolian Round House LEN CHARNEY The yurt is sturdy, well-designed and organically beautiful. That is why it has been used by nomadic Mongolian herdsmen as an ideal structure for centuries. You only need a few hundred dollars to build it. You don’t even have to be mechanically talented. Compare the yurt to geodisic domes and A-frames: it is less expensive and easier to build than either. But until now, yurt-building know-how could only be acquired through word of mouth or by    ......

Inner Mongolian Museum

Situated  in the north-west of the intersection at Xinhua East Street and Dongerhuan Road,  Hohhot, the Inner Mongolia Museum is adjacent to Wulanqiate Grand Theater with  a main building area of more than 50,000 square meters, a 4-story main  structure and a 6-story local structure. It has a unique design and advanced  equipment composed of the exhibition hall, a cultural relic storeroom, the  audience service area, the business district of scientific research and a multi-functional  hal   ......