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Truth, History and Politics in Mongolia

Memory of Heroes

Truth, History and Politics in Mongolia by Christopher Kaplonski
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Using Mongolia as its example, this book examines how knowledge is transmitted and transformed in light of political change by looking at shifting conceptions of historical figures. It suggests that the reflection of people's concept of themselves is a much greater influence in the writing of history than has previously been thought and examines in detail how history was used to subvert the socialist project in Mongolia. This is the first study of the symbolic struggle over who controlled 'the past' and the 'true' identity of a Mongol, fought between the ruling party and its protesters during the democratic revolution.
Taylor and Francis; July 2004
248 pages; ISBN 9781134396726
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Title: Truth, History and Politics in Mongolia
Author: Christopher Kaplonski
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