Interviewee ID: 990100
Parent's name: Yadam
Year of Birth: 1936
Notes on education:
Born in: Mönhhairhan sum, Hovd aimag
Lives in: Sühbaatar sum (or part of UB), Ulaanbaatar aimag
Mother's profession: herder
Father's profession: government official
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cultural campaigns; privatization; relations between men and women; foreign relations; repressions;
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privatization; women's life; men and women; family; Chinese; nature and environment; repression; funeral rituals; cultural campaigns;
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Summary of Interview 081221B with Dulamjav
In the beginning of the interview she discussed the cultural campaign. Within the framework of the cultural campaign, hygiene was taught and there was a national venereal disease inspection that contributed to improving the sanitary conditions. It also played a great role in making people literate.
Privatization was carried out in haste without any planning therefore there had been some errors. The Övörhangai garment factory was divided into the workshops and the technology and the machinery were distributed to the people. She mentioned as an example that the vouchers of the countryside people were purchased cheaply (by others). She talked about the changes in the men and women’s situation and the family. She criticized the situation where the women got educated and the men didn’t make an effort and they had the tendency to drink alcohol.
She briefly talked about the Chinese being expelled from Mongolia in 1970. She worked with the Russians in Bayan Chandmani. She talked about the changes in the nature and the environment of Övörhangai aimag, and about the development of techniques and technology in Mongolia. She went to Leningrad at her son’s invitation, who studied there. Her father-in-law had been working in the military and was arrested as a Japanese spy.
At the end of the interview she mentioned how she buried her older and younger brothers. And when she was small the children never participated in the adults’ conversation whereas the children of today talk with them on equal level. She compared the children’s upbringing of today with her own childhood.