January 29, 2008
Written by C.N.
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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