Oyuna Weina, PhD

Oyuna Weina is a music researcher of contemporary Mongolian musical culture, predominantly focusing on the Oirat group. Her research explores the musical lives of Mongolians and their ethnic and national identities in Mongolia, China and Australia. In particular, she examines the ways that music is used to express both their sense of longing and nostalgia for their historical homeland and their overwhelming desire for modernity. Oyuna is also an accomplished classical pianist, a tovshuur player, and a savardan dancer.


  • Inner Mongolia
  • Mongolian music
  • Chinese minority
  • Urtyn duu