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An Interview with Surna 苏日娜 – Introduction Inner Mongolia Posted Jun 29, 2014 by Chinavine

Surna is a Ph.D advisor in the Folklore Program at Minzu University of China. Her research focuses on folklore studies of Chinese minority groups, and she has done work in this area for many years. Key points in her talk ...

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Inner Mongolia: Camel Herding – Introduction Inner Mongolia Posted Jun 22, 2014 by Chinavine

Animals and livestock are an essential component of traditional and contemporary Mongolian culture. The following set of photos and video exemplifies a homestead near East Ujimqin that still continues these practices.  

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Inner Mongolia: A Day in the Life – Introduction Inner Mongolia Posted Jun 14, 2014 by Chinavine

After traveling from Beijing to Hohhot, Batou, Ordos, and Xilinhot, the ChinaVine team arrived in East Ujimqin in Inner Mongolia. During our stay in this small, relatively remote town, we experienced a brief glimpse into a day in the life ...

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Saran’s Tailor Shop – Introduction Inner Mongolia Posted Jun 1, 2014 by Chinavine

On July 3rd, 2013, the ChinaVine team visited Saran’s tailoring shop in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia. At the shop, Saran and her employees create beautiful handmade embroidery with local and regional fabrics. With expert knowledge of her craft, Saran works with ...

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Food and Drink of Inner Mongolia – Introduction Inner Mongolia Posted May 25, 2014 by Chinavine

In June & July 2013, ChinaVine collected information on Inner Mongolian ways of life. Included in this research trip was an abundance of time with Inner Mongolia staples such as milk tea, cheese, yogurt, and boiled lamb. The photos in ...

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Chinese Toasting – Introduction Posted Oct 19, 2013 by Chinavine

Chinese Toasting In China, it is usually the host who sits at the head of the round table facing the door. This is the most important position. He or she announces that the dinner begins. The person sitting to the ...

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Inner Mongolia Posted Jul 24, 2013 by Chinavine

Genghis Kahn (1206-1227; known as Chinggis Khan in China) was the emperor of what would become the largest empire in history not long after he died. He accomplished this by uniting nomadic tribes in the northeast, and overtaking much of ...

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那达慕 (Traditional Mongolian Festival) – Introduction Posted Jun 11, 2013 by Chinavine

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Nadam: A Traditional Mongolian Festival – Introduction Inner Mongolia Posted Jun 11, 2013 by Chinavine

Nadam is a traditional Mongolian activity. “Nadam” in Mongolian means “entertainment”, “game”, or “fun”. In early times, Nadam was dedicated to God of heaven and ancestors to plead for blessing, meanwhile, Mongols enjoyed themselves. “Three manly skills”, horse racing, wrestling ...

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Rao San Ling – Rao San Ling Day 3: Hu Guo Ci Temple Dali City, Yunnan Province Posted Jun 2, 2013 by Chinavine

The last day of the Rao San Ling festival takes place at Hu Guo Ci temple in Ma Jiuyi village. The temple is over 100 years old, and its purpose is to commemorate the Princess Jingu. During the Cultural Revolution, ...

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