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作者 DROMPP, MICHAEL ROBERT
書名 THE WRITINGS OF LI TE-YU AS SOURCES FOR THE HISTORY OF T'ANG - INNER ASIAN RELATIONS (CHINA, UIGHURS, KIRGHIZ)
說明 392 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 47-08, Section: A, page: 3160
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Indiana University, 1986
In 840 A.D. the steppe empire of the Uighurs was destroyed by internecine struggles and an invasion by the Kirghiz. While many Uighurs fled westward, two major groups migrated south to the Chinese border, creating a crisis for the T'ang dynasty. The reso- lution of this crisis was overseen by Li Te-yu, chief minister at the court of Emperor Wu-tsung (r. 840-846). The dissertation translates and examines Li's writings on the Uighur problem and related developments--69 documents from the collection Hui-ch'ang i p'in chi, including memorials to the emperor, edicts to border generals, and letters to the Uighur and Kirghiz leaders--and places them within a narrative description of events, based on information from the documents themselves as well as other important Chinese sources
Such an extensive corpus of documents dealing with Sino-Inner Asian relations is rare for this early period and reveals a great deal about the history of those relations. From them can be seen the step-by-step workings of the T'ang bureaucracy as it moved to cope with the Uighur refugees, first through diplomatic channels and then by military means, as well as T'ang efforts to open communications with the victorious Kirghiz
The study of these documents from Li Te-yu's brush illuminates numerous topics in late T'ang history: the passivity of late T'ang foreign policy, the state of Chinese border defenses at that time and the importance of non-Chinese troops to those defenses, T'ang policies regarding relief and asylum for refugees, and even the T'ang central government's relations with autonomous Yu-chou (Ho-pei). Of course these documents also illustrate the importance of Li Te-yu within T'ang Wu-tsung's government
Li's writings are also relevant to the study of the history of Inner Asia. They reveal much about the history of the late Uighur steppe empire, but also contain information concerning that empire during its earlier, stronger period. Perhaps of even greater interest is the material concerning the Kirghiz, since so little is known about their history in the ninth century
School code: 0093
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Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 47-08A
主題 History, Asia, Australia and Oceania
0332
Alt Author Indiana University
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