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People on campus and beyond are all set to celebrate all things Mongolian this week.
Mongolia Update 2019: Cultural Heritage and the Economy
Wednesday 27 November 2019
The Mongolia Update is aimed at informing Australian Government, business and academic specialists, as well as the interested general public, of recent developments and trends in Mongolia’s politics, economics, society, culture and environment. The 2019 Update is hosted by the Mongolia Institute at the Australian National University (ANU), supported by the Embassy of Mongolia, The National University of Mongolia and The Inner Mongolia University. Mongolia-Australia relations and cooperation have been successfully developing thanks to Australia’s growing interest in Mongolia and reciprocal interest in Australia among Mongolians. The update for 2019 focuses on cultural heritage, including the performing arts, literature, nomadic cultural heritage and Mongolian medicine.
ANU Mongolia Institute: Nomadic Culture and Heritage from the Mongolian Plateau
Tuesday, 26 November until 6 December 2019 China In The World Gallery; Presented by the ANU Mongolia Institute in collaboration with the Mongolian Embassy.
The opening of this photography exhibition is in conjunction with a Mongolia Update, with the opening of this exhibition and the symposium held on two consecutive days. The theme of the Mongolia Update relates to the culture heritage, which is also the theme of the photography exhibition. The ‘Culture and Heritage from the Mongolian Plateau’ exhibition features locations from across the Mongolian Plateau, including both Mongolia and Inner Mongolia within China.
Prof. Li Narangoa has contributed a series of photographs from scenes at the summer Naadam in Kharhorin; Dr Natasha Fijn, in a complementary series, has captured scenes surrounding an international mounted horse archery event on the outskirt of the Mongolian capital; the Mongolian Embassy has contributed a series from a collection of photographers entitled ‘Our Few Mongolians’; the fourth collection was collated by Dr Uchralt Odete, featuring images from the cultural heritage site of Xanadu, the former Capital of Khubilai Khan, in Inner Mongolia with contributions from different professional photographers from the region.
Health in Asia: perspectives from the Mongolian Plateau
Tuesday, 26 November 2019 In collaboration with: The College of Asia and the Pacific and the School of Culture, History & Language at ANU; Inner Mongolia University and International Mongolian Medical Centre, PRC; Inner Mongolia University for the Nationalities, PRC;
One Health is an interdisciplinary approach to health and medicine, which takes humans, domestic animals and the surrounding environment into account. This concept has been adopted across the biomedical, veterinary and environmental sciences but we are extending the concept as a framework within the humanities.
The focus of this symposium is on medicine, health and wellbeing across the Mongolian Plateau, in both Mongolia and Inner Mongolia in China. Presentations will encompass a holistic approach to medicine, through analysing different facets of Mongolian medicine, from ancient medical traditions to contemporary initiatives within hospital settings.
The speakers of this upcoming symposium are part of the launch of a new Humanities Research for Health in Asia (HRHA) network, connecting humanities researchers with scientists, who are embracing the principles of One Health across the Asian region.
Check out the Ger
The traditional Mongolian ger was gifted to ANU by the Mongolian President in 2016, making ANU the first university to own the traditional structure. The Ger was erected again this year to coincide with the Mongolia Update.