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Mongol Bakharkhal

Mongolian National Television interview ANU Mongolian studies scholars Dr Igor Rachewiltzan and Professor Li Narangoa.



Dr Igor de Rachewiltz is an Italian historian and philologist specializing in Mongol studies. He graduated with a law degree from a university in Rome, pursued Oriental studies in Naples and received his PhD from the ANU where he is currently an emeritus Fellow. He has published a translation of The Secret History of the Mongols in eleven volumes of Papers on Far Eastern History (1971-1985). Dr Rachewiltz's research interests include the political and cultural history of China and Mongolia in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, East-West political and cultural contacts, and Sino-Mongolian philology generally.

Professor Li Narangoa specialises in modern Japanese and Mongolian history, culture and politics. Before she joined the ANU staff member she was researcher at the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (Copenhagen). She teaches courses in Japanese history and language, Mongolian history as well as broader thematic courses including 'Lies, Conspiracy and Propaganda'. Her current research interests include Japan's relations with other Asian countries, Japan's colonial history, religion and military, Mongolian history, identity and cities. Her interests also cover borders and empires in general as well as international relations in Northeast Asia.

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