Dr. Gegentuul Baioud is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Hugo Valentin Centre of History Department at Uppsala University. She received her PhD from Macquarie University, in Sydney. Her research interest lies in languages and cultures in multicultural societies on the periphery. In particular, she is interested in studying linguistic and cultural transformation experienced by Mongolians in China in the context of urbanization and nationalization. She has published journal articles and blogs and presented a wide range of conference and seminar papers on the subject.
Introduction On July 23, the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) published the “Notification on the ‘Children Speak in Unison’ Plan” ( [关于实施儿童普通话教育 ‘童语同音’ 计划的通知], Guanyu