Young Mongols and Vigilantes in Inner Mongolia's Interregnum Decades, 1911-1931

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In Young Mongols and Vigilantes in Inner Mongolia’s Interregnum Decades, 1911-1931, a vivid narrative of the underground world of pan-Mongolist agitation in China, the author shows how the paradoxical legacy of China’s New Policies reforms left ethnically-based nationalism as the only common denominator for political action.
In the turbulent years of China’s warlord republic, educated Mongol nationalists and rural vigilantes sought to unify Inner Mongolia with the independent state in Mongolia proper. Brought together by the Soviet embassy, the nationalists fought for an autonomous Inner Mongolia until their final doomed uprisings of 1928.
Based on previously closed Mongolian archives, Young Mongols and Vigilantes is a path-breaking contribution to the history of Soviet involvement in Inner Mongolia, Chinese Communist nationality policy, and the social history of multi-ethnic Inner Mongolia.

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'We are now fortunate to have Christopher Atwood's magisterial account of the history of the IMPRP, from its birth in 1925, including its background and aftermath, based on the rich archival materials in Mongolia, most of which have been made accessible for the first time after the democratisation of Mongolia in 1990, and cross-checking materials published in China and Russia.'
Uradyn E. Bulag, The Journal of Asian Studies, 2005.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789004126077
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/30/2002
  • Series: Brill's Inner Asian Library Series, #6
  • Pages: 516
  • Product dimensions: 6.54 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 3.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher P. Atwood currently teaches Mongolian studies at Indiana University’s Central Eurasian Studies Department. A graduate of Indiana University, he has traveled widely in Inner Mongolia and independent Mongolia and published numerous articles on Inner Mongolia in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
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