ChinaVine’s mission is to educate English-speaking / reading children, youth, and adults about China’s cultural heritage. We combined “Vine” with China because of the fluid, ever changing and winding ways of culture. Be sure to explore our interpretation of China’s cultural heritage on our interactive website: www.chinavine.org
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/
Here is your first taste of Inner Mongolia. Don’t miss out and take a look!
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
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!
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.