Studies on the legacy of Chinggis Khaan in the world history

2022-11-24 21:54:10

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Commemorating the 860th Anniversary of the birth of Chinggis Khaan and National Pride Day, the “Chinggis Khaan Era” scientific conference was held on November 23 at the Japan-Mongolia Center.


During the conference and discussions organized by the Department of History and Department of Mongolian Language and Linguistics of the National University of Mongolia (NUM), scholars emphasized the need for Mongolians to study the legacy of Chinggis Khaan in the history of the world. Many countries of the world support Chinggis Khaan's studies through policies. Mongolia pays special attention to the field, one of the vivid testimonies of which has been the Chinggis Khaan Museum, established in 2022.


During the discussion, Ph.D. P. Delgerjargal of the History Department of NUM gave a speech on the “Chinggis Khaan Era.” In his speech, he highlighted, “A lot remains to be accomplished to study and publicize Chinggis Khaan’s legacies. There is a compelling need to state the truth about Chinggis Khaan and the Mongol Empire, which often was distorted in world history. Lately, new theoretical and practical approaches immersed in Social Sciences enable a positive assessment of the role of nomads in history, which is important for casting a positive look at Chinggis Khaan’s role in history. Indeed, the impact Mongol Empire of Chinggis Khaan on the cause of Global history is enormous.”


The Head of the Department of Mongolian Language and Linguistics of NUM, Dr. B. Tuvshintugs, emphasized in his speech titled “Chinggis Khaan and the Mongolian Language” that  learning the Mongolian language and many countries within the Mongol Empire were actively engaged in developing Mongolian language dictionary.


The evidence of such efforts is the development of various dictionaries of the Mongolian language with hieroglyph and Arabic characters and transcribing The Secret History of Mongols with hieroglyph characters. He continued, “Mongolian script is used for state affairs with a history of more than 1,000 years as it is known for sure. In 1246, a letter from Guyug Khaan to the Pope of Rome carried the seal of Guyug Khaan in Mongol script. Today, the seal of the President of Mongolia is written in Mongol script. Eight hundred years ago, when the Mongols occupied and ruled the world, the Mongolian language was as popular as English today. There is evidence that people were trying to learn the Mongolian language using Mongolian-Arabic and Mongolian-Chinese dictionaries. Therefore, one of the messages we want to convey to our society through today’s conference is to encourage our youth to learn this history and, if possible, to spread and enrich it.”


The moderator of discussions, writer and poet G. Ayurzana, noted, “Mongol pride is more about preserving the intellectual achievements Mongols attend in that era, and it is about inheriting this valuable legacy to our future generations. The significance of conferences, one of which we are holding today, lies precisely in spreading information knowledge that such legacies need to be maintained and preserved.”


There was also agreed at the conference that the Department of History and Mongolian Language and Studies of NUM regularize this conference to organize annually on National Pride Day.