Submitted to: Rangelands
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: September 15, 2007
Publication Date: October 20, 2007
Citation: Havstad, K.M. 2007. Essays of Peripheral Mind: Nei4 Meng2gu3, Zhong1 Guo2. Rangelands. 29(5):43-46. Technical Abstract: Inner Mongolia, China is the site of the 2008 International Rangeland Congress. There are over 500 million acres of grasslands in northern China. This is one of the largest remaining areas in the world still predominately used for livestock grazing. Over 20% of these grasslands occur in Inner Mongolia. This region has an extensive recorded history of livestock grazing management defining to the 13th Century. Though the political, cultural, and economic characteristics of this region in China are distinctively different than the western world, there are many commonalities. These Asian rangeland landscapes are similar to the west, and scientific concepts and management principles originating from this region have application in the west.