Unlike Mulan who only exists in ancient Chinese folk tales, Mongolia has a real-life warrior princess named Khutulun who fought in wars alongside her father and remained undefeated in wrestling throughout her entire life.
Who is Khutulun?: Born around 1260, Khutulun, also known as Aigiarne, Aiyurug and Khotol Tsagaan, was the daughter of Kaidu Khan, cousin of Kublai Khan who would found China’s Yuan dynasty and great-great-granddaughter of Genghis Khan, according to South China Morning Post.
Enkh-Erdene, aka the “Mongolian Cowboy,” showed he had what it takes to be “The World’s Best” when he made jaws drop at his audition for the new CBS talent competition.
This was Enkh’s first time in the United States and he does not speak or understand English, but that didn’t stop him from performing George Strait’s “Amarillo by Morning” after the Super Bowl on Feb. 3.
Mongolian boxer Tugstsogt Nyambayar became the International Boxing Organization World Featherweight champion after defeating Claudio Marrero in a 12-round match for the vacant spot last month.
Nyambayar, a 2012 Olympic silver medalist, won the title by a 12-round unanimous decision at the Barclays Center in New York City on January 26, according to Montsame.
Mongolia’s ever-growing “reverse gender gap” has resulted in many educated women complaining that there is a shortage of eligible men.
Caused by the efforts of local parents to prioritize investing in their daughters’ education over their sons, the phenomenon is almost uniquely Mongolian as it is the complete opposite of what is happening in many patriarchal countries.
As 2019 creeps ever nearer, so, too, does Disney’s live-action Mulan release date. The company has so far chosen only one cast member — Liu Yi Fei as the titular lead, Mulan — but more news is expected in the coming months.
Unlike the original 1998 release intended with American audiences in mind, the 2019 remake will do its best to appease both Western and Chinese viewers. This likely means that, in addition to having cast members speak both English and Mandarin proficiently, they’ll also change the story line to reflect more historical accuracy.
When thinking of the strongest, most powerful warlord, conqueror, and leader in history, who comes to mind?
If you’re a Westerner, you probably thought of Alexander the Great — the Macedonian/Grecian king whose aggressive military campaigns took him across the world — even as far as India.
We’re smack dab in the middle of winter, and for those of us living closer to the North and South Poles, it’s cold. Really, really cold. Of course, many of us have the privilege of sweaters, indoor heating, and Asian blankets, so we can’t truly complain about how cold it is (like that’s going to stop us).
But not all methods of battling the bitter cold are equal, and many societies adapted to harsh climates in their own unique way. Never has this been more true than in Mongolia, with its traditionally nomadic people dotting its vast, expansive landscapes for centuries.
Yanjindulam Altansuh, aka Yanjaa Wintersoul, is a Mongolian award-winning Memory Champion who recently impressed judges and Swedish audiences with her performances at “Sweden’s Got Talent” earlier this year.
Despite reaching the prestigious competition’s finals, the 23-year-old polyglot remains relatively unknown internationally.
After five years of development, the first trailer for the upcoming “Genghis Khan” animated movie from Mongolian filmmakers, Ocean Pictures, has arrived.
“2D and 3D combined animation ‘Genghis Khan’ is the first Mongolian animation since film industry was established in Mongolia,” the studio posted on its Facebook page. “We are presenting ‘Genghis Khan’ animation based on the ‘Secret History of Mongolia’ under the auspices of the President of Mongolia Battulga Khaltmaa.”
“Do you have any birthmarks?” a coworker behind me randomly asked aloud.
My ears perked up and I turned my chair around to face his general direction. It was a boring day in the office, as per usual, and any distraction was a welcome reprieve from the dull monotony of the job.
Maybe Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has a chance at the Oval Office after all.
On July 7th, Mongolians elected their new president, Khaltmaa Battulga, after the most divisive election in the country’s history, according to the Washington Post. Battulga has previously served as a member of parliament since 2004, being re-elected in 2008 and 2012. He is also a world champion in Sambo and is responsible for leading Mongolia to its first ever gold medal win in Judo in the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Northern China was hit with a massive cold front on Tuesday, but the bitter cold and snowy weather didn’t stop one dedicated courier from completing his deliveries in Inner Mongolia.
The courier was spotted riding a horse to deliver up to 40 packages to local residents around his city of Bayannur, according to Shanghaiist.