Interviewee ID: 990321
Parent's name: Tsedev
Year of Birth: 1935
Occupations: history professor
Notes on education:
Born in: Serüün galtai sum, Hentii aimag
Lives in: Bayanzürh sum (or part of UB), Ulaanbaatar aimag
Mother's profession: herder
Father's profession: herder
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Summary of Interview 090909A with Tseren by Ariun-Undrah
Tseren graduated from the National University of Mongolia in 1961 and worked as an instructor at The State Archive until 1962. From 1962 until 1966 he worked as a teacher of history and social studies at secondary school number 18. This school had some specific features. At that time Russia shifted their secondary schools to 11 years of education. So our Government decided to pilot this change in the Schools Number 1, and 18. In 1967, Tseren started teaching at the National University of Mongolia. Then in 1982, when the Technological University separated from National University of Mongolia, some teachers were appointed to Technological University. Tseren was one of them.
Up until the present he works at this University and in total he has taught for 48 years. He has broad knowledge about Mongolian history because he graduated from the history faculty at the University and taught history throughout his life. During socialism, subjects such as the Theory of Scientific Communism were taught at the Universities and there was even a dedicated department named on this subject. Since 1990, subjects such as the History of Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party, the Theory of Scientific Communism and History of the Communist Party have been removed from the University curricula.
In the past, there was a state exam for the History of Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party. Tseren taught the subject of History of Communist party, so [after 1990] he had nothing to teach because of the changes made in the curricula. He taught this subject for 20 years, and had learned everything by heart. He knew all dates of the meetings of the communist party and the writings of Marx, Engels and Lenin. After the change, Tseren started teaching Mongolian history. Tseren exercised with light athletics since his student time and he was awarded by 1st degree of national sport and won 2 gold medals and one bronze medal.
Summary of Interview 090909B with Tseren by Ariun-Undrah
Tseren’s wife Tserendulam is a citizen of Bayandun sum of Dornod aimag. She graduated from the law faculty of the Mongolian National University. She did legal work. She retired after working as a secretary at the Ulaanbaatar city court. They have been together for 30 years.
“In the 1960s, people started talking about the cooperative movement and making argicultural cooperatives. Agricultural cooperation. It is about the collectivization movement in Mongolia. It means that herders joining the collective. According to Lenin’s concept it means agricultural cooperation. It is about agricultural cooperatives”.
At that time, it was considered that the private economy is harmful for the country's development and it was decided to develop a collective economy and encourage partnership in the country. Based on this, people voluntarily joined the cooperative. In Dadal sum of Hentii aimag, the first collective headed by Sharavorj was established.
At the end of the interview Tseren talked about the cultural campaigns.