The ANU Mongolia Institute hosts an interdisciplinary series of presentations on Mongolia. Held monthly on a Friday starting at noon mostly, the sessions will typically include a 45 minute presentation of recent research or fieldwork on a topic related to Mongolia or the Mongolian diaspora, followed by an opportunity to chat and get caught up on what we’re all doing.

Most presentations will be fairly informal, and may include work-in-progress overviews or discussions of recent Mongolia-related conference highlights.  Feel free to forward session announcements to other people who may be interested.

A Comparative Study of Narrative between Hasibao and Mao Zong-gang  

Mongolian scholars translated a large number of Han literary works, especially after the middle of the Qing Dynasty. The exchange between Mongolian and Han Chinese literature played an important role in enriching the creation of Mongolian literary works. This presentation compares the plot layout of the works New translation of a dream of red mansions' and The romance of the three kingdoms'. The former was written by Mongolian critic Hasibao and the latter was written by Mao Zong-gang, who were famous critics during the Qing dynasty.

It is well known that Hasibao learned and absorbed Han Chinese novel theory when commenting on A dream of red mansions. Little is known, however, about the relationship between Hasibao and Mao Zong-gang's narrative theory. This presentation argues that Hasibo not only studied Mao Zong-gang's theoretical structure, but also developed Mao Zong-gang's creative theory of structural art, enriching the heritage of Mongolian literary theory, while promoting an exchange between Mongolian and Han-derived literature.

About the speaker

Dagula is currently a visiting researcher within the Mongolia Institute at the Australian National University. She is a doctoral student of Chinese Language and Literature at Inner Mongolia University, China. Her research focuses on the relationship between Mongolian and Chinese Literature, particularly the study of Mongolian literary theories and the history of Mongolian and Han literary exchanges. The title of her doctoral thesis is Comparative study on the narrative theories Of Hasibao and Mao Zong-gang.

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Event details

Event date

Fri, 26 May 2023, 12 - 1pm



Event location

Online in Zoom