2015

THE 9th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MONGOLIAN STUDIES CONFERENCE

Hosted by 

THE MONGOLIAN CULTURAL CENTER

In partnership with

THE EMBASSY OF MONGOLIA  

With contributions from

Mongol-American Cultural Association

Pyramide Granite LLC (Mr. Delgertsogt Manaljav and Mr. Olziikhuyag Dash)

Dr. Sanj Altan

 Media Sponsors

Өдрийн сонин – Dailynews, Mongolia

UMON TV

NTV, Mongolia

MAY 8-10, 2015

The Embassy of Mongolia

2833 M Street NW, Washington D.C, 20007

 

AGENDA (TENTATIVE)

 

FRIDAY, MAY 8

 

09:00      Registration & Breakfast

 

09:30      Opening Remarks

 

               H.E. Altangerel Bulgaa, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to the United States of America

               Dr. Saruul-Erdene Myagmar, President, the Mongolian Cultural Center

 

10:00      Panel One: History

 

               Urangua Jamsrangiin – National University of Mongolia

               * Tradition to Succeed Ranks and Titles of Mongolian Noblemen (from 17th century to the 1920’s)

               Hiroshi Futaki – Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

               On the Newly Discovered Manuscript Map of the Zasagt Khan Aimag, Drawn in 1891

               Altanzaya Laikhansurengiin – Mongolian State University of Education

               * On the Prohibition of Using Chinese Scripts among Mongols

 

12:00      Lunch

 

               “Political Cartoon Exhibition”

               by Tsogtbayar Samandariin. Tsogtbayar is a caricaturist for Tonshuul magazine, and a distinguished artist of Mongolian arts and culture (Монгол улсын соёлын гавьяат зүтгэлтэн)  

 

13:00      Panel Two: Social Issues of Modern Mongolia

 

               Manlaibaatar Zagdbazaryn  Independent Research Institute of Mongolia

               Attitudes toward Gender Equality in Mongolia

               Tom Scheiding – St. Norbert College University

               Pension Reforms in Mongolia – Meeting the Needs of Nonparticipants

               Yanjinpagma Nyamsurengiin – Independent Research Institute of Mongolia

               * Baseline Social and Economic Survey of Mongolian Rural Households  

               Minjirmaa Namjinbaataryn Independent Research Institute of Mongolia

               Corruption Situation in the Public Health Sector of Mongolia

 

15:00      Tea Break

15:15      Panel Three: PHILOLOGY

 

               Simon Wickham-Smith – Independent Scholar

               The Modernist Poetry of Ts. Oidov

               Khuvsgul Sambuugiin – Mongolian State University of Education

               * A Comparative Analysis of the Novel, and Play: “The Story of the Moon Cuckoo (Saran Khoekhoo)”

               Phillip Marzluf – Kansas State University

The Young Pioneers, Literacy, and Socialist Mongolian Lives 

 

SATURDAY, MAY 9

 

09:00      Breakfast

10:00      Panel Four: Identity of 21st century Mongols: Religion and Language

 

               Amalia Rubin – University of Washington

               Returning Spirits, Boo Morgol in 21st Century Ulaanbaatar

               Irina Garri – Russian Academy of Science, Ulan-Ude

               Religious Identity of Buryat-Mongols

               Jay Nathan – St. Norbert College

               Mongolia: Entrepreneurship, Culture, and Regional Differences

               Liubov Badmaeva – Russian Academy of Sciences, Ulan – Ude

               Corpora on the Mongolian Languages: Modern State

12:00      Lunch

 

13:00      Panel Five: Culture

 

Sunmin Yoon – Kent State College

Mongolian Traditional Music Recordings and Collections Outside Mongolia

Badmaarag Chuluuny – National University of Mongolia

* Social and Civil Ethic and Culture: Comparing Japan and Mongolia

Chaoketu (Choktu) – Independent Scholar from Inner Mongolia, China

The Importance of Pasture Lands to the Nomadic Culture

 

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Saruul-Erdene Myagmar – Mongolian Cultural Center

Mongolian Cultural Center Special Report: A Nine-Year Retrospective

 

15:00      Tea Break 

15:15      Panel Six: Western Mongolia

 

Richard Taupier – University of Massachusetts Amherst

               The Mongol-Oirat Great Code of 1640 

               Ainashbekova Magzhan – Kazakhstan

               Kazakhs in Mongolia 

               Antonina Dongak – The Tuvan Institute of Humanities

               * Plot-Theme Cycles of Historical legends of the Tuvans and peoples of Western Mongolia

 

16:00      Wrap-Up and Concluding Remarks 

18:00      Reception in Honor of Conference Participants

               Hosted by H.E. Altangerel Bulgaa, Ambassador of Mongolia to the United States of America

 

Performance by the Singer: Saran Erdenebat (Mongolian Cultural Center)

 

SUNDAY, MAY 6

 

10:00      Sight-seeing Tour and Informal Party, Great Falls, MD

               Hosted by the Mongolian Cultural Center and Sponsors

 

Note: Asterisks (*) denote presentations that will be in Mongolian. All other papers will be presented in English