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.

For more information: http://chinavine.org/2014/06/29/introduction158656/

Mongolian Calligraphy from ChinaVine on Vimeo.

On July 4th, 2014, the ChinaVine team visited Chao Luo Meng (Colmon) at his office in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, in the People’s Republic of China. Colmon is the Mongolian spelling of his name. The purpose of our visit was to document a demonstration of an ancient practice: writing calligraphy. Take a look!

- See more at:http://chinavine.org/artist/mongolian-calligraphy-chao-luo-meng-colmon/

Saran's Tailor Shop from ChinaVine on Vimeo.

On July 3rd, 2013, the ChinaVine team visited Saran’s tailoring shop in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia. With expert knowledge of her craft, Saran works with her clients to ensure their custom-made clothing is appropriate for not only their purpose, but also their specific Inner Mongolian tribe. 

For more information and pictures:
http://chinavine.org/2014/06/01/introduction158595/

Every culture has important customs. Watch the Chinavine team as they learn about the toasting customs of Inner Mongolia.

http://chinavine.org/subject/food-and-drink-of-inner-mongolia/

Here is your first taste of Inner Mongolia. Don’t miss out and take a look!

Inner Mongolia

So last summer the Chinavine team went on a visit to Inner Mongolia. Throughout this last year, the team has worked hard to compile photos and videos from that journey. Starting this week, we will be rolling out all of this amazing material for your viewing pleasure. Stay tuned and here is what you can expect:

May 19- Overview

May 25- Food and Drink

June 1- Tailor

June 8- Calligraphy

June 15- Day in the Life (Herdsman)

June 22- Camel Herder

July 30- Interview with Surna

July 6- Obo Festival

Enjoy!!

Where we live and what we live in says a lot about who we are. Mongolians from Inner Mongolia live in yurts, as shown below. Follow the link to see more varying types of housing around the world! Fascinating stuff!

http://www.hgpho.to/wfest/house/house-e.html

Has technology changed our relationships? Inner Mongolia might be an example of how a change in environment can change how we interact with each other and the traditions we carry on with us.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-25979564

Has technology changed our relationships? Inner Mongolia might be an example of how a change in environment can change how we interact with each other and the traditions we carry on with us.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-25979564