Mongolian Language and Literature:
The major areas under this direction are: Modern Mongolian language, the Middle Ages Mongolian language, Altaic languages (including Manchu- Tungusic languages and Turkic languages), the northern people’s ancient writing, the information processing of Mongolian, the Mongolian ancient literature, the Mongolian literary criticism, the Mongolian contemporary literature, the Mongolian and Altaic heroic epics, the cultural relationship between Mongolian, the Han and the Tibetan. It covers almost all the fields on the discipline.
In the researching course, it involves not only the Mongolian language and writing but also the ones of all the Chinese northern peoples, Central Asia and even some countries and regions in Europe.
Mongolian History and Culture:
The major areas under this direction are: the history of the ancient people in Mongolian Plateau, the history of the ancient Mongolia (in Liao Dynasty, Yuan Dynasty, Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty), the modern history of Mongolia, the history of the Mongolian region (including the history of the Chinese Communist Party and the history of the Chinese Revolution), the history of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, the history of Yuan Dynasty, the documents of Mongolian history (writing in Mongolian, Han and Man), the documents of Yuan Dynasty and Mongolian archaeology, etc..
The research of Mongolian culture includes Mongolian folk custom, Mongolian religion, cultural relationship between Mongolia and the Zang, Mongolian philosophy, the nomadic culture of the north nationalities and the Mongolian people in Mongolia and Russia, etc.
We are highly focused on contacting practices. From the theoretical standpoint, we should make out the position and function of the Mongolian culture in the social and economic development of our autonomous region; from the practical standpoint, we should contribute to the strategy for West Development.
Mongolian Society and Economy:
As a new research direction, the centre studies both Mongolian society and its economy, which could expand the learning fields of Mongolian Studies and also promote to its development. Gathering various efforts from the society and the university; by means of anthropology, sociology, ethnology, history, linguistics and any other research method; focused closed on the needs of the national and regional development of economy, culture and society, the centre carries out a poly-subject study to serve the West Development.
This direction pays more attention `to trying out the theories in practice and developing the research for the nomadic culture. From the theoretical standpoint, we could further make out the position and function of the Mongolian culture in the social and economic development of our autonomous region, so we can positively organize and advance a research for the sustainable development in Chinese northern pastoral area through a synthesis of history, language, culture, the economy of livestock husbandry, ecosystem and other subjects. Thus, we could contribute to the strategy for West Development.
In addition, we would enhance to study the society and economy of our peripheral countries and regions, especially of our neighbors Mongolia and Russia, so that we would contribute to the economic and cultural exchanges and the opening of our country and region.
It would promote the function of Mongolian Studies to serve our economy, culture and society by a synthesis of poly-subject; it can make a good few achievements; mostly, it can bring a number of highly trained talents. We would attempt to set up the economic master degree of ethnology and Chinese national minorities in order to foster plenty of qualified personnel to serve the autonomous region and West Development.