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The fight over Inner Mongolia's "bilingual education" policy

The fight over Inner Mongolia's "bilingual education" policy

Update: 2020-10-082
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This week on Sinica, we discuss the controversy surrounding the decision by Beijing to selectively replace Mongolian-language instruction in schools in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region with Mandarin — and how people both in Inner Mongolia and in Mongolia are pushing back. We're joined by Christopher Atwood, one of the nation's leading specialists in Mongolian history and a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and by Christian Sorace, an assistant professor of political science at Colorado College.

7:28 : A historical overview of Mongolian history through independence

19:03 : The demography of Inner Mongolia

23:09 : What the bilingual education policy would actually do

35:07 : The impetus for pushing language policy

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The fight over Inner Mongolia's "bilingual education" policy

The fight over Inner Mongolia's "bilingual education" policy