Dear colleagues,
The Mongolian Cultural Center and the Embassy of Mongolia in Washington, D.C. co-organize a Mongolian Studies Conference every year. This year’s conference isscheduled for February 15th and 16th, 2019 at the Clarewood University.Clarewood University1840 Michael Faraday Dr Suite 100Reston, VA 20190

There will be scholars and researchers from the United States,Mongolia, Russian Federation (Buryat), People’s Republic of China (Inner Mongolia),and Korea presenting on a wide range of topics such as Mongolian social issues, literature, history, religion, and language. The conference is open to the public; however, attendees must pre-register and pay the conference fee to attend. Following each presentation, attendees are welcome to ask questions of presenters and engage in further detailed discussion on the topic as time permits.

Registration requirements:

1. Please send your first and last name, employer, and location (only city and state will be sufficient) to info@mongolcc.org. This information will be used solely for the purpose of making your conference badge.

2. Please make a payment for the conference fee of $40. You can mail your conference fee to the address at the bottom of this letter or bring cash with you on the first day of the conference. The conference fee entitles you to attend the conference on February 15th and 16th, (breakfast and lunch included). At the conference, you will receive a commemorative pen and a conference proceedings booklet. You are invited to attend the reception on the evening of February 16th hosted by the Embassy of Mongolia.If mailing a check (payable to the Mongolian Cultural Center), please use the following address:Mongolian Cultural Center P.O. Box 9726 Arlington, VA 22219
Thank you!


Co-hosted by

The Embassy of Mongolia

The Mongolian Cultural Center

with contributions from

Library of Congress

Clarewood University

 Tsahim Urtuu North America NGO

Mongol-American Cultural Association

Pyramide Granite LLC (Mr. Delgertsogt Manaljav and Mr. Olziikhuyag Dash)

Dr. Sanj Altan 

February 15-16, 2019

Washington, D.C.



Clarewood University

09:00      Registration & Breakfast

09:30      Opening Remarks

               Otgonbayar Yondon, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia in the U.S.

               Saruul-Erdene Myagmar, President, the Mongolian Cultural Center

10:00      Joined Session: Secret History of the Mongols

               Room 1

Discussant: Christopher Atwood, University of Pennsylvania

            Ariunbold Yadmaa, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia in Canada.

            Linguists’ Interpretation of Numerous Terms Found in the Secret History of the Mongols

            Battugs Shagdar, Mongolian State University of Education

Some Features of Vocabulary of the Secret History of the Mongols (Based on the references of synonym example)

Dotno Dashdorj, University of Pennsylvania

The Secret History of the Mongols and the Aral Wall

12:00      Lunch        

            After lunch Conference moves to the Library of Congress.

10 1st Street, SE, Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ 119

Metro Station – South Capitol, Orange, Blue and Silver Line


               OTGONBAYAR YONDON, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia in the U.S.


BOLORTSETSEG MINJIN, American Museum of Natural History

Lessons Learned from the Repatriation of Mongolian Dinosaurs

15:30      Introduction for Mongolian Collection in Library of Congress Asian Division, LJ150

               Susan Meinheit, Asian Division, LOC


08:30      Breakfast

09:00      Religion

Moderator: Luvsanjamts Davaanyam, Gandan Monastery

Room 1

            Batnairamdal Chuluun, Mongolian University of Medical Science

            Features of Mongolian Monks’ Dietary

Lkhagvademchig Jadamba, Bold Tsevegdorj National University of Mongolia 

            Mongolian Buddhist Diplomacy: Opportunities and Challenges

Erdenebayar Gombosuren, Demberel Sukhbaatar National University of Mongolia 

New Religious Movements in Mongolia

            *Seesregdorj Surenjid, Mongolian University of Medical Science

On a Magnificent Work of toin Jambaldorji about How to Recognize the Raw Materials of Traditional Medicine

9:00        Mongolian Community in the u.s. presented by Tsahim Urtuu, North America

               Room 2

*Uvsh Purev, Indiana University

Current Status of Mongolian Families Living in the United States: Challenges and Solutions Mongolian Americans Contribution to the Mongolian Economy

Erdenebat Gantumur, Temuulen Natsagdorj, Tsenguun Byambadorj, Bayarjavkhlan Batbaatar, Borchuluun Yadamsuren

Assessment of Mongolian Government Funded Educational Loan Program

               Alimaa Jamyansuren, Uyanga Montoya

               Supporting the Mongolian Heritage within Youth in the Capital Area (USA): The Mongol Children’s Festival and Competition

   Narantsetseg Tseveendulam, Saruul-Erdene Myagmar

  Heritage Mongolian Speakers in the US: Who are They? How to Teach Them?

11:00   Coffee Break

11:15      International Relations

               Room 2

Zolzaya Erdenebileg, Tselmegtsetseg Tsetsendelger, co-editors of Macongolia

Mongolian Identity and Sinophobia

Sunmin Yoon, University of Delaware

“Mongol Arirang”: The Musical Representation and Dialogues in the Interculturalism between Mongolia and Korea

Enkhchimeg Baatarkhuyag, Columbia University

               Relations between Mongolia and Taiwan

11:15      Early History

               Room 1

               *Hesigtogtaqu, Minzu University of China

               Notes About Origin of Mongols in Zava Damdin’s “Altan Debter”

               Christopher Atwood, University of Pennsylvania

               Hunting Regulations of Qubilai Qa’an and His Successors

               Zachary Hershey, University of Pennsylvania

               Land Usage and Protection of Power in Kitan Empire

12:45      LUNCH

13:30      Philology

               Room 2

Simon Wickhamsmith, Rutgers University  

Tsedenjav’s Ulaanbaatar: Red Hero of Literary Modernism

Tagarova, T. B. Irkutsk State University 

Phraseological Units of The Mongolian Languages: Religious Origin

Barbara Annan, Independent Folklorist 

Persistence and Renewal of Belief in the White Old Man in Western Mongolia

13:30      Modern History

               Room 1

Tamir Chultem, Erdenesaikhan Lkhagvasuren, Independent Research Institute Mongolia

Research on State Purge Mechanism

   Anran Wang, Cornell University

  Unruly Advisers and Runaway Nomads: The Mongolian People’s

  Republic’s Occupation of Central Inner Mongolia, 1945-1946

Bolor Lkhaajav

The Modernization of Mongolia’s Military

15:00      Coffee Break

15:15      Journalism co-sponsored with Tsahim Urtuu, North America

               Room 2

               Borchuluun Yadamsuren, Iderjargal Dashdondog. Tsahin Urtuu North America

   Fake News Distributed in Mongolian Language on Facebook

               Batbaatar Jamyansuren, Mongolian State University of Education

               Tendency and Present Situation of Mongolian Media

               Choimaa Lodoiravsal, Uugangerel Bold, Borchuluun Yadamsuren

               Online News Reading Behavior of Undergraduate Students in Mongolia

15:15      Architecture

               Room 1

Wei Chen, University of Pennsylvania 

The Monasteries of Altan Khan:

The Reconstruction of the Sume-qin Temple in Hohhot

Nancy Steinhardt, University of Pennsylvania        

            Amarbayasgalantu Monastery

16:45      Wrap-Up and Concluding Remarks

               Room 1

18:00      Reception in Honor of Conference Participants

               Hosted by H.E. Otgonbayar Yondon, Ambassador of Mongolia to the United States of America at the Mongolian Embassy: 2833 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007

               Summer Color Winter Enigma Art exhibition by

               Azzaya Dashdondog, Children’s Book Author

Note: Asterisks (*) denote presentations that will be in Mongolian. All other papers will be presented in English