While more than 90 percent of China is Han, the country has more than 50 ethnic minorities, including different Muslim groups, Tibetans, Koreans and Mongolians .
‘When I worked with the four Mongolians , they showed me the Mongolian folk dance, and I fell in love with it,’ she says.
The word Bogda, meaning immortal, originates from Mongolian .
Cultural centers and libraries promote the Mongolian language and cultural productions in cities, towns, and even in the pastoral areas.
Korean is generally thought to belong to the Altaic language family, along with Turkish, Mongolian , Japanese, and other languages.
Marx's ‘Das Kapital’ has just been translated into Mongolian .
He sent one of his students to China in order to collect Chinese medical literature which he then had translated into Persian, Arabic and Mongolian and edited.
Traditionally famed for their horsemanship and hospitality, many Mongolians still lead nomadic lives, moving their transportable houses or ‘yurts’ between summer and winter grazing grounds.
There is a marvellous scene in which Mongolian musicians play and sing to the mother camel in an attempt to improve her mood, leading to an uplifting ending.
The Han drink it unsweetened and black, Mongolians have it with milk, and Tibetans serve it with yak butter.