This deep-seated dislike towards the Chinese did not solely arise on its own.
Rhetoric propagated by the Soviet Union in attempts to keep the Mongol nation from getting stronger played a large role in defining what contemporary Mongolians conceive as as “Mongolian.” As I read in this article recently: “In the first years of the existence of the [Mongolian] nation (note: which was founded in 1921), Mongols expressed a strong desire to create a Greater Mongolia that would include ethnically Mongolian regions of both China and Russia (Inner Mongolia and Buryatia respectively).
What a statement this Mongolian man is making about Mongolian culture while being in a foreign country!
What an exchange laced with blood-based, fertility-laden allegories of national superiority.. If you hate China so much, why are you even IN China? Sinophobia, or racism and/or hatred of Chinese culture and ethnicity, resonates very strongly with many Mongolians.
But once the Mongolian man noticed, he lost it: “Get out you stupid fag***! “You stupid Chinese f***,” I am the blood of Genghis Khan, not like you you stupid, weak Chinese! The Chinese dude in the car and the man standing next to me were screaming at each other.
I guess living in Asia has made me pretty good at recognizing face structures, cause I can now pretty much pick a Mongolian out of a crowd.The Russians were wary of the emergence of such a large political entity and they appealed to various tactics to create distance between the Mongols of the Republic of Mongolia and other Mongolian groups.As a result of these policies Mongolianness has come to take on a very narrow interpretation…The man in the cab flicked the Mongolian off and sped away. My friend and I quickly jumped in and left the racist Mongolian man behind still no better off than he had been 10 minutes beforehand…But the entire thing left a very sour taste in my mouth.), many of these rumors are dramatized to serve a different purpose.I asked the Mongolian National Nutrition Center about the fruit fears, which did chemical tests on Mongolian fruit and found out that the rumor regarding the poor quality of Chinese fruit entering Mongolia is simply not true.Setting politics aside for anthropology, if you look at any patrilineal society – a society in which a woman joins the man’s household upon marriage and inheritance is conveyed through the male’s family – a woman’s prime function becomes the continuation of the male bloodline.Reproduction of male heirs is elevated and becomes a woman’s raison d’être in order to continue the male lineage.😉 Before I get started, I wanted to explicitely state my intentions in writing this article: to point to the dangers, from a feminist woman’s perspective, of feeding the fires of extreme nationalism and/or ethnic blood superiority rhetoric.I by no means want to say that all Mongolians think this way; I am simply saying that these tendencies exist in contemporary Mongolian culture and why I perceive them to be limiting and dangerous.