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Tang China And The Collapse Of The Uighur Empire: A Documentary History

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The extant writings of the late Tang chief minister Li Deyu form the basis for Michael Drompp's reconstruction of the Tang dynasty's response to a threatening event, viz. the collapse of the Uighur steppe empire in 840 C.E., and the subsequent fleeing of large numbers of Uighur refugees to China's northern frontier. Through a translation of seventy relevant documents the a ...more
Hardcover, 366 pages
Published November 15th 2004 by Brill Academic Publishers (first published November 1st 2004)
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Bryn Hammond
It's great. About Uighur refugees after the collapse of their steppe state, and how they tried to negotiate with China: can we come in? We've helped you in the past.

As the author makes you aware, we have most of this history from Chinese sources, and the Uighurs haven't left their side of the story. Most of the Uighurs who fled to China after the destruction of their steppe empire met with grief and annihilation. Were we able to hear the story from their perspective, our understanding of these e
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