Inner Asia %28Tuva%29 - C lic k icon to ad p ic tu re Inner...

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Unformatted text preview: C lic k icon to ad p ic tu re Inner Asia Inner Asia Inner Asia Inner Asia: Mongolia, Siberia (including Tuva), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan* shared characteristics: § “inner” – landlocked, steppe pastureland § mobile pastoralism (nomadism) § animism (nature worship), particularly around the Altai mountains *Tibet and Nepal are often also sometimes included in Inner Asia Amazing facts: Mongolia § population: 2.7 million § area: 604,000 square miles (17th in the world) § population density: 4.5 people/sq. mile § Largest cities: § Ulaanbaatar: 1.031 million people § Erdenet: 74,300 people § Darhan: 72,400 people § Cojbalsan: 44,361 people Republic of Tuva § politically part of Russia § culturally closely related to Mongolia § traditionally nomadic herders, hunters § was very briefly an independent country (1920s-30s) § annexed by the Soviet Union in 1944 Tuva § nomadic tradition § animism (nature worship) § home to a very unusual way of singing: xöömei - throat-singing § singing two notes at one time § timbral listening Mimesis in Tuva...
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2012 for the course MUS 130 taught by Professor Lee during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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