Manchu-Mongol Relations on the Eve of the Qing Conquest: A Documentary History

Overview

In the seventeenth century the Manchu conquered the whole of China, replacing the Ming dynasty.
The original Manchu and Mongol documents selected for the this publication, translated and amply annotated, provide fascinating new information about the relations between Manchus and Mongols before the Manchu conquest of China.
They include diplomatic correspondence, military liaisons, legal cases, and records of tribute missions and present a ...

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Overview

In the seventeenth century the Manchu conquered the whole of China, replacing the Ming dynasty.
The original Manchu and Mongol documents selected for the this publication, translated and amply annotated, provide fascinating new information about the relations between Manchus and Mongols before the Manchu conquest of China.
They include diplomatic correspondence, military liaisons, legal cases, and records of tribute missions and present a detailed picture of the relative position of the various Mongol tribes vis-à-vis the future emperors of China.

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'Nicola di Cosmo's and Dalizhabu Bao's book [...] should be welcomed as an additional brick to a rather new scholarly field all too long neglected...a very welcome addition to the ever growing literature on Chinese and East ad Central Asian history...highly recommendable.'
Erling von Mende, √Čtudes chinoises, 2005.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789004117778
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/24/2003
  • Series: Brill's Inner Asian Library Series , #1
  • Pages: 246
  • Sales rank: 1,033,759
  • Product dimensions: 9.64 (w) x 6.48 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

Nicola Di Cosmo, Ph.D. (1991) in Uralic and Altaic Studies (Indiana University), is Professor of East Asian History, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. He has published extensively on the history of the relations between China and Inner Asia.
Dalizhabu Bao, Ph.D. (1996) in Ancient Chinese History (Central University of Nationalities, Beijing), is Professor and Head of the History Department at that same university. He has published extensively on the Mongol history in the Ming and Qing period and on the Manchu and Qing dynasties.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction: A Brief Survey of Manchu-Mongol Relations Before the Qing Conquest 1
Pt. 1 Manchu-Mongol Diplomatic Relations 15
1 Letter sent by Darqan Tayiji to Secen Qayan to explain why he failed to join military expedition 17
2 Letter sent to Hong Taiji by a nobleman of the Nayun Qorcin 20
3 Letter sent to Hong Taiji by a Qorcin chief requesting protection 23
4 Letter from Tusiyetu Qayan of the Qorcin to Hong Taiji on meeting his Manchu wife in person 26
5 Letter sent by Hong Taiji to Qong Bayatur of the Naiman 29
6 Letter sent by Hong Taiji to the nobles of the Nayun Qorcin urging them to build a fortress 36
7 Hong Taiji's oath of alliance with the Auqan and Naiman tribes 40
8 Letter by the Qaracin chief Dugureng Guyeng on the battle at Koke Qota 43
9 The Qaracin chiefs report on their attack on the Caqars 48
10 Establishment of a marriage relationship between two Mongol chiefs 50
11 An oath between the Manchus and the Qaracin 52
12 Letter sent by Hong Taiji to Tusiyetu Qayan of the Qorcin to denounce his faults 55
13 Letter by Hong Taiji to the Tumed for the purpose of unifying their laws 62
14 The Qaracin-Manchu oath of alliance 64
15 Hong Taiji consults the Nayun Qorcin on the laws of military expeditions 66
16 Letter from Coski of the Qaracin 70
17 Wandan of the Qaracin reports about peace negotiations with the Ming 73
18 Wandan of the Qaracin reports on his contacts with China 76
19 Letter sent by the Qaracin Noyans to Hong Taiji 79
20 Letter by Erdeni Dugureng Qong Bayatur Tayiji of the Tumed to Hong Taiji 84
21 Erdeni Dugureng Qong Bayatur Tayiji submits to the Manchus 88
22 Letter sent by Hong Taiji to Tusiyetu Qayan to arrange an expedition against the Caqar 93
23 Qolaci Bayatur's son Secen Dayicing reports his difficulties to Hong Taiji 95
24 Letter sent by Tobasya and Secen Dayicing to Hong Taiji 98
25 Hong Taiji's letter to Yeldeng of the Qorcin regarding wanton acts of violence 100
26 Hong Taiji's letter to Sonom of the Qorcin regarding wanton acts of violence 104
27 Hong Taiji's reply to the southern nobles and chiefs 106
28 Letter sent by Hong Taiji to Qong Bayatur on his attack on the Caqar 108
29 Letter by the Qaracin to Hong Taiji regarding a joint expedition against the Caqar 110
30 Letter by Junje Gege, consort of Tusiyetu Qayan, to Hong Taiji 113
31 Letter by Tusiyetu Qayan of the Qorcin to Hong Taiji regarding the Caqar 115
32 Letter by Tusiyetu Qayan of the Qorcin to Hong Taiji to propose that they wage war against the Caqar 119
33 Letter by the Qaracin Sereng Tabunang to Hong 122
34 Letter by Dugureng Guyeng of the Qaracin to Hong Taiji 125
35 Letter by Ecige Lama to Hong Taiji on contacts with the Ming 127
36 The Qaracin Qayan asks Hong Taiji for assistance 129
37 Letter by the Tumed Princes to Qong Taiji to report about Jiyaysan City 132
38 Letter by the Qaracin Qayan to Secen Qayan regarding a joint expedition against the Caqar 136
39 Letter by Coytu Taikeu to Hong Taiji regarding the northern and southern Mongols 138
40 Letter by Batma Tabunang to Hong Taiji regarding family property 140
41 Letter by Hong Taiji to the Qaracin concerning an expedition against the Caqar 142
42 Letter by Tusiyetu Qayan to Hong Taiji regarding the Bayarin and Jarayud tribes 144
43 Letter by the Qaracin Jolbitai Qong Tayiji to Hong Taiji 146
44 Letter by Tusiyetu Qayan to Hong Taiji to report information from refugees 149
45 Letter by the Qaracin to Hong Taiji to wish him good health 152
46 Letter by the Qorcin to Hong Taiji to keep their alliance 153
47 Letter by Uyijeng Kundulen Noyan to Hong Taiji regarding tribute 155
48 Letter by Erdeni Qong Tayiji to Hong Taiji 157
49 Letter blaming Hong Taiji for his failure to appear at a rendez-vous 159
50 Letter sent to Hog Taiji about a legal matter 161
51 Letter to Hong Taiji requesting him to join a military expedition 163
52 Letter to Hong Taiji regarding two criminal matters 165
53 Letter sent to Hong Taiji regarding Cebtu's Guwalca people 167
54 Letter to report information from a fugitive 169
Pt. 2 Mongol Tribute Missions to the Qing (1643) 171
Introduction 173
1 Tribute presented by the consorts of Sereng Noyan of the Ogeled 177
2 Tribute presented by the noblemen of the Tumed of Koke Qota 178
3 Tribute presented by the nobles of the Dorben Keuked, Ongniyud, and other tribes 185
4 Tribute presented by the Tumed of Koke Qota 187
5 Gifts presented by the Qorcin headed by Princess Buyantu 192
6 Gifts of bereavement presented by Siregetu Corji and others 195
7 Gifts of bereavement presented by the Bayarin, Qorcin, and other tribes 206
8 Gifts of bereavement presented by the nobles of the Qorcin, [Gamma]orlos and other tribes 222
Bibliography 227
Index-Glossary 235
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