Address: Department of Ethnology, Inner Mongolia University, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, 010010, CHINA

Phone: (0471) 4996121


Personal Information


  • Ethnicity: Mongol
  • Citizenship:  Chinese
  • Sex: Male
  • Date of Birth: April 1, 1963
  • Place of Birth: Inner Mongolia, China
  • Marital status: Married


2000-2001   MPhil courses at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge, England.

1995-1999   Inner Mongolia University, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia

Ph. D.  Mongolian literature

1984-1987   Inner Mongolia Normal University, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia. MA  Comparative Literature

1980-1984   Inner Mongolia University, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia

BA  Mongolian Language & Literature



2007-present         Professor/Dean

Department of Ethnology, School of Ethnology and Sociology, Inner Mongolia University, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China

2005-2007         Professor

Department of Ethnology/Institute of Mongol Culture, Inner Mongolia University, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China

2000- 2005        Associate professor

Department of Anthropology/Institute of Mongol Culture, Inner Mongolia University, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China

1987- 1999      Researcher, Associate research fellow

Inner Mongolian academy of Social Sciences, Hohhot,  China                




Chaired panel ““Language, Education, and Identity: Cultural Changes of Ethnic Groups in North China and Neighbouring Countries” at the 16th conference of International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) in Kunming, China, in July 27-31, 2009

Participated the Folklore Fellows’ Summer School 1999 during August 9-23 in Turk, Finland; the Folklore Fellows is an internationally recognised network of folklorists, scholars and researchers.

Paid academic visits three times to the Centre for Mongol Studies, Cambridge University, in January – April 1996, in February – March, 1999, and in April –May, 2002, respectively.

Participated and presented a paper at the Third International Symposium in Mongol Studies of Inner Mongolia University, in August, 1998.

Attended the courses of Social anthropology for MPhil at Cambridge from September 2000 to July 2001.

Participated and presented a paper at the International symposium “Interaction between Nomadic Civilisation and Other Civilisations” in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on August 15-6, 2001.

Took part the Project “ Research, Survey and Biodiversity Planning on the Tibet-Qinghai Plateau” (sponsored and organised by Fauna and Flora International, a British NGO for environmental protection), studying and writing stakeholders’ analysis, from May 2001 to November 2002.

worked as cultural specialist for  “the Inner Mongolian Grassland Management Project” (sponsored and organised by Australian government and ACIL Australia Pty ltd), in 2003.

Professional memberships

Standing member of Board of Chinese Association of Ethnology, Member of council of Inner Mongolia Society for Folkloristics, Member of International Association of Mongolian Studies, member of council of China’s association for Mongol Literature, member of council of Inner Mongolian society for Literary Criticism, member of Chinese association for Comparative Literature and associate member of the Folklore Fellow (International Network of Folklorists).


Mongolian, Chinese , English and Japanese

Fieldwork experience

Conducted fieldwork on impacts from mining to pastoral communities in Hobeetshar Banner and Ewinki Banner, Inner Mongolia, respectively in July-August, 2009 and 2010.

Conducted fieldwork on social changes in ALasha Left Banner, Inner Mongolia  in July-August, 2008.

Conducted fieldwork on oral history of Chinggis Khan ritual in Ordus in July-August, 2006.

Conducted fieldwork on community development and biodiversity protection in Tushiet Banner, Inner Mongolia in June-July, 2004.

Conducted fieldwork on Mongolian community in Shuluunhoh Banner, Inner Mongolia in August, 2003.

Conducted fieldwork on Central Asian Nomadic Civilisation and its Transformation in Mongolia (Selenge Aimag, Hentei Aimag), China (Shilingol league, Inner Mongolia) and Russia (Buriatia) in 2001 and 2002.

Conducted fieldwork on stakeholders’ to Yangze River headwater area in Yushu Prefecture, Qinghai , in November, 2001 and in July, 2002..

Conducted fieldwork on interaction between Mongol and Tibetan cultures in Henan Mongol Autonomous County, Qinghai, in July, 2002.

Conducted fieldwork on landscape in Bayan-nuur, Western Inner Mongolia, in 1998.

Conducted fieldwork on shamanism in Jirim of eastern Inner Mongolia, in 1992;

Conducted fieldwork on oral narratives (Epics) in Hulun-boir, eastern Inner Mongolia in 1987;

Conducted fieldwork on oral narratives in Durbet, Heilongjiang province, China, in 1987;

Interests and activities

Social anthropology and modern Mongol culture: ethnic identity, historical memory, social changes, language issues

Awards received

Received the Outstanding Teachers Prize of Baogang Steel Corp. Education Foundation in 2012.

Received the Second Class Award of Excellent Achievement in Teaching and management from Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in 2009.

Received the Second Class Award of Excellent Achievement in Philosophy and social Sciences from the Inner Mongolia Federation of Philosophy and Social Sciences in 2002;

Received the Award of Excellent Achievement in Philosophy and social Sciences from the Inner Mongolia Federation of Philosophy and Social Sciences in 1997;

Received the First Class Award of Inner Mongolian Association for Literary Criticism from Inner Mongolia Association for Literary Criticism  in 1998;

Received the Sasakawa Scholarship for Excellent Performance of PhD Study at Inner Mongolia University in 1995-99.


& translations

“Changes of Land Relationship in Pastoral Areas in Inner Mongolia”, Journal of Inner Mongolia University(in Monoglian), No. 4, 2012.

Studies of Social Changes in Pastoral Area in Inner Mongolia(in Chinese), Edited with others, Inner Mongolia University Press, 2011.

“Nomadic Society in Perspective of Mongolian Forerunner for Modernism”, in Chimeddorji & Xujieshun (edited) 2010:Nomadic Culture and Agrarian Culture (in Chinese). Harbin: Heilongjiang People’s Publishing House.

Historical Changes and Modern Encounter of Chinggis Khan’s Cult in China’s Context”, Journal of Central University for National Minorities, 2010, No 2 ( in Chinese).

“Changes in Modes of Consumption in Inner Mongolian Pastoral Community”, Journal of Inner Mongolia University(in Chinese), No.4,2009.

“Historical Memory and Ethnic Identity Construction among Mongols in China”, in Wu Xiaoping & Xu Jieshun (edited) 2009: Chinese National Identity and Identity of Chinese Nation (in Chinese). Harbin: Heilongjiang People’s Publishing House.

“Herders, Zag and State: A Case Study of Alasha in Inner Mongolia”, in Past and Present Dynamics: the Great Mongolian State” ,edited by Kurebito Tokusu, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, 2008 (in Mongolian).

“Chinggis Khan in Inner Mongolian Classrooms: Interpretation and Application of Mongolian History in the Social Context of China” (in Mongolian), Journal of Shiga Prefecture University (Japan), Vol.24, 2008.

The Mongolia—Tibet Interface: Opening New Research Terrains in Inner Asia, Edited by Uradyn E Bulag and Hildegard G.M. Diamberger ISBN 10-90_04 15521X; ISBN 13 978 9004155 21 3,Published by Brills, 2006.

“History, State and Money: Mongol Valuation of Money in China’s Socio-economic Transformation”, Quastiones Mongolorum Disputate, No. 2, 2006, Tokyo (in English) .

“Historical Memory and Construction of Mongol Identity in Contemporary China”, Journal of Inner Mongolia University, No.4, 2006 (in Mongolian) .

“A Study of Changes in Inner Mongolian Kinship in Pastoral Community”,in Journal of Central University of Nationalities, No1, 2005 (in Chinese).

“The Mongol Language not only as a Language in Inner Mongolia”, Quastiones Mongolorum Disputate, No. 1, 2005, Tokyo (in English).

“Marriage and Family” (chapter six) and “Religion”(chapter twelve), in Mongols: A survey of Bayahoshuu Gachaa(village) of Shuluun Hoh Banner, Inner Mongolia, edited by Ma Jin and Jin Hai, Kunming: Yunnan University Press, 2004(in Chinese).

“History and Its Televising: Events and Narratives of the Hoshuud Mongols in Modern China”, In Inner   Asia, No.4 2002, (in English) PP: 241-276.

A Cultural Study of Mongolian Narrative Patterns, Inner Mongolia Educational Press, 2002 (in Mongol).

“Changes and Trend: Inner Mongolian kinship System in Modern China”, Proceedings of the 8th Congress of International Mongolists, (in English) Ulaanbaatar, 2002.

“Consumption: Needs and Desires among Inner Asian Pastoral Communities”, in Dialogue among Civilizations: Interaction between Nomadic and Other Cultures of Central Asia, Ulaanbaatar: International Institute for the Study of Nomadic Civilizations UNESCO. 2001(in English).

“On Theories of Symbolic Meanings and Social Functions of Religions”, Social Sciences of Inner Mongolia, No.2, 2001, PP 97-101(in Mongol).

“Discussion of Cultural Values of Oral Tradition”, in the Journal of Inner Mongolia University, No. 4, 2001(in Mongol).

“Some Narrative Patterns in Mongol Literature (antiquity-early 20th century)”, dissertation for PhD, Academy of Mongol Studies, Inner Mongolia University, June, 1999 pp179(in Mongol).

“Symbolism in CHINGGIS KHAN’S ADMONITION”, in Mongol Language and Literature 6 (1999) pp 10-20(in Mongol).

“Chinggis Khan in Historical Narratives of Contemporary Inner Mongolia”, in Golden key 4(1999) pp 20-32 (in Mongol).

“Mongol literature and Arts”, in the North China volume of, A Series of China’s Regional Cultures.  Hohhot: Inner Mongolia Educational Press (forthcoming in Chinese).

“Symbolic Meaning of ORPHAN SON ARGUING WITH CHINGGIS KHAN’S NINE GREAT OFFICIALS”, Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Mongol Studies sponsored by Inner Mongolia University, 1998.

“Theory and Methodology of Narratology”, Mongol Language and Literature 4(1998) pp 14-24(in Mongol).

“Narrative Patterns in JANGAR”, Mongolian Language and Literature 2 (1997) pp 12-22 (in Mongol).

“On the Heroism in JANGAR”, Mongolian Language and Literature 2 (1997) pp 12-22 (in Mongol).

“Defects of the Mongols or Wooden Spade”, in Great Achievements: Selected Essays in Honour of Prof. Jagchid Sechen’s 80th Birthday, Oyunbilig Borjigitai (ed.).  Hailar, Inner Mongolia culture Press (1996) pp 586-606 (in Mongol).

“Review on Mongol Studies in Britain”, Information on Mongol Studies 4(1996) pp 46-48 (in Chinese).

“Anxiety: Realism in N. Sungdui’s Poetry”, Mongol Language and Literature 5(1995) pp 29-34 (in Mongol).

“Mongol Historical Legends and Short Stories”, in A History of Mongol Literature, Vol. 2, Inner Mongolia People’s Publishing House(forthcoming, in Chinese).

“Social and Cultural Elements in Mongol costumes”, Mongol Studies 2 (1993) pp 17-27 (in Mongol).

“Origin of the Genre of Mongol fiction”, the Journal of Inner Mongolia University (Mongol edition) 3 (19930 pp 76-84.

Comparative Literature.  with others  Hohhot; Inner Mongolia People’s Publishing House (19930) (in Mongol).

 Mongol creation Stories: Man, Mongol Tribes, Natural World and Mongol Deities, with Kevin Stuart, Asian Folklore Studies LI (2) (1992) pp (323-334) (in English).

“A Discussion of SETERJAB’S STORY”, Mongol Language and Literature, 6 (1991) (in Mongol).

An Introduction to European Literary Theories of the 20th Century, Hohhot: Inner Mongolia Educational Press (1991) (in Mongol).

“I Am Anguished to Have Been Born a Mongol: Lubsangchuiden’s RECORDS OF MONGOL CUSTOMS”, with Kevin Stuart, Mongolian Studies 13 (1990) pp 199-205 (in English).

“Foreign Influences in the Forms of Mongol Literary Works”, Mongol Language and Literature 5 (1989) pp 45-52 (in Mongol).

“Gogol’s Satire and Humour”, Inner Mongolia Teachers’ University Journal (Mongol edition) 4(1988).

“Comparative Literature Concepts”, Young Writers 4 (1988) (in Mongol).

“Russian Formalism”, Golden Key 4 (1988) pp 49-54 (in Mongol).

“A Discussion of Comparative Literature”, Golden Key 6 (1985) pp 23-27 (in Mongol).


Ted C. Lewellen: Political Anthropology: An Introduction, Inner Mongolia University Press (in press) (in Mongolian).

Jalsan: “The Reincarnation Line of Desrid Sangjaijamsu in Alasha”, In Inner Asia, 2002, (In English)

Caroline Humphrey: “Rural Institutions in the Pastoral Economy in Inner Asia”, in Studies on Inner Asian Environment and Culture.  Hohhot: Inner Mongolia People’s Publishing House (forthcoming) (in Mongol).

Caroline Humphrey: “ Some Theories of North Asian Shamanism), Information of Mongol studies 2 (1996) (in Chinese).

T. D. Sikolinniva: “ SULDE: The Basic Concept of the Cult of Chinggis Khan”, Information of Mongol Studies 4 (1995) pp 15-20 (in Chinese).

Queen Alungowa teaches Her Sons & Other Mongol and Tibetan Fables, with others, Singapore: Federal Publications (1996) (in English).

Henry Harold Hensen.  Mongol Costumes.  Inner Mongolia Office for Compilation of Historical Documents (forthcoming) (in Mongol).

Martha Boyer.  Mongol Jewellery.  Hailar: Inner Mongolian culture Press (1995) (in Mongol).

Mongol Oral Narratives: Gods, Tricksters, Heroes & Horses.  With others, Bloomington: The Mongolia Society (in English).

The Tellers of Seventy Lies and Other Mongolian Folklore.  With others.  Singapore: Federal Publications (1993) (in English).

“Darmadala and His work THE BEADS OF WHITE LOTUS” in The Mongolia Society Newsletters No. 10 July 1991 (in English).

* My translations also include some short papers from English into Mongol and Chinese.