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Academic Version: Applying my personal experiences and academic research as a professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies to provide a more complete understanding of political, economic, and cultural issues and current events related to American race relations, and Asia/Asian America in particular.

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January 29, 2008

Written by C.N.

Buddhism Resurging in Mongolia

Within the context of Asian-Pacific affairs, we usually don’t hear a lot about Mongolia. Since the early 1990s, when 70 years of Soviet rule over the country ended, Mongolia is slowly starting to reassert its own unique history and culture.

As one example, National Geographic has put together an interesting short video clip that describes the resurgence of Buddhism within Mongolia (unfortunately I can’t embed the video in this post).

I’ve also written about the cultural resurgence of Genghis Khan in Mongolia as well and the different efforts and challenges of “cashing in” on his historical legacy.

Mongolia is still a developing country but nonetheless it is nice to see that its national pride and indigenous culture are reemerging after decades of foreign domination.


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