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Culture is a wonderfully complex and often enigmatic thing, with many influences and elements to share and discuss. The below resources discuss a range of topics – including rites of passage (such funeral and wedding culture), games, and more. For still more on modern pop culture, make sure to check out PopKult.org, also a part of the SRAS Family of Sites!

Kok Boru: On Spectating and Playing a Dangerous Traditional Sport

As soon as I arrived in Bishkek, I started asking every person I met where I could find, watch, and play kok boru. I first learned about the sport in researching Kygyzstan before I arrived in Bishkek and was instantly fascinated by it. Kok boru is the wild national sport of Kyrgyzstan. It’s basically polo, […]

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