Mongolian Calligraphy and Scripts

Presentation: Mongolia Initiative | October 4 | 3 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Brian Baumann, East Asian Languages & Cultures, UC Berkeley

 Tsolmon Damba, Calligrapher; Munkhtur Luvsanjambaa, Calligrapher

 Uranchimeg Tsultem, History of Art, UC Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Mongolia Foundation

This event introduces the history and art of Mongolian calligraphy. Mongolia scholar Brian Baumann, who teaches modern and Classical Mongolian language at UC Berkeley, will discuss and demonstrate the history and variety of scripts and writing systems in Mongolia. The Mongolian artist T. Jamyansuren will demonstrate the art of calligraphy and its specific features. An accompanying exhibit will show his research on a variety of scripts in Mongolia and richness of calligraphic tradition in Mongolia. The event will also present a poetry citation by a Mongolian poetess B. Enkhjargal from Bay Area. Moderated by organizer Uranchimeg Tsultem, History of Art., 510-642-2809