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The rebel den of Nùng Trí Cao : loyalty and identity along the Sino-Vietnamese frontier /
James Anderson.
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Seattle : University of Washington Press ; Singapore : in association with NUS Press, c2007.
description
xiv, 276 p.
ISBN
0295986891 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9780295986890 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
Seattle : University of Washington Press ; Singapore : in association with NUS Press, c2007.
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0295986891 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780295986890 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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The great King Nùng Trí Cao : a rebel's role in shaping regional identity along the modern Sino-Vietnamese border -- The legacy of the Chinese imperial tribute system in the southwest : balancing ritual harmony with frontier stability -- Examples of negotiated autonomy : Sino-Vietnamese relations before the eleventh century -- Gaining legitimacy at the empire's edge : indigenous Tai-speaking communities along the Sino-Vietnamese frontier through the early Song period -- The specter of southern power : Nùng Trí Cao's insurrection, court reaction, and the legacy of Nam Việt -- Tempting "treacherous factions" : the manipulation of frontier alliances on the eve of the 1075 Sino-Vietnamese Border War -- Monumental pride : Sino-Vietnamese cross-border commemorations of Nùng Trí Cao.
catalogue key
6218432
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 244-264) and index.
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Examines the rebellion of the eleventh-century Tai chieftain Nng Tr Cao, whose struggle for independence along Vietnams mountainous northern frontier was a pivotal event in Sino-Vietnamese relations.
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James A. Anderson examines the rebellion of the 11th century Tai chieftain Nùng Trí Cao, whose struggle for independence was a pivotal event in Sino-Vietnamese relations.
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The Rebel Den of Nng Tr Cao examines the rebellion of the eleventh-century Tai chieftain Nng Tr Cao (ca. 1025-1055), whose struggle for independence along Vietnams mountainous northern frontier was a pivotal event in Sino-Vietnamese relations. Tr Caos revolt occurred during Vietnams earliest years of independence from China and would prove to be a vital test of the Vietnamese courts ability to confront local political challenges and maintain harmony with its powerful northern neighbor. Tr Cao established his first kingdom in 1042, at the age of seventeen, but was captured by Vietnamese troops. After his release in 1048, he announced the founding of a second kingdom, but an attack by Vietnamese forces drove him to flee into Chinese territory. Tr Cao made his final attempt in 1052, proclaiming a new kingdom and leading thousands of his subjects in a revolt that swept across the South China coast. But within a year, Chinese imperial troops had forced him to flee to the nearest independent kingdom. Official Chinese and Vietnamese accounts of the rebel leaders end vary: according to the Chinese, the ruler of the independent kingdom had Tr Cao executed, but in popular accounts, Tr Cao was granted safe passage into northern Thailand, where his descendants are said to flourish today. Scholar James Anderson places Tr Cao in context by exploring the Sino-Vietnamese tributary relationship and the conflicts that engaged both the Song and Vietnamese courts. The Rebel Den of Nng Tr Cao reconstructs the series of negotiations that took place between border communities and representatives of the imperial courts, examining the ways in which Tai and other ethnic groups deftly navigated the unstablepolitical situation that followed the demise of Chinas cosmopolitan Tang dynasty. Though his rebellion was ill-fated, Tr Cao is, almost a thousand years later, still worshipped in temples along the Sino-Vietnamese border, and his memory provides a point of unity for people who have become separated by modern political boundaries.
Main Description
The Rebel Den of Nùng Trí Caoexamines the rebellion of the eleventh-century Tai chieftain Nùng Trí Cao (ca. 1025-1055), whose struggle for independence along Vietnam's mountainous northern frontier was a pivotal event in Sino-Vietnamese relations. Trí Cao's revolt occurred during Vietnam's earliest years of independence from China and would prove to be a vital test of the Vietnamese court's ability to confront local political challenges and maintain harmony with its powerful northern neighbour. Trí Cao established his first kingdom in 1042, at the age of seventeen, but was captured by Vietnamese troops. After his release in 1048, he announced the founding of a second kingdom, but an attack by Vietnamese forces drove him to flee into Chinese territory. Trí Cao made his final attempt in 1052, proclaiming a new kingdom and leading thousands of his subjects in a revolt that swept across the South China coast. But within a year, Chinese imperial troops had forced him to flee to the nearest independent kingdom. Official Chinese and Vietnamese accounts of the rebel leader's end vary: according to the Chinese, the ruler of the independent kingdom had Trí Cao executed, but in popular accounts, Trí Cao was granted safe passage into northern Thailand, where his descendants are said to flourish today. Scholar James Anderson places Trí Cao in context by exploring the Sino-Vietnamese tributary relationship and the conflicts that engaged both the Song and Vietnamese courts.The Rebel Den of Nùng Trí Caoreconstructs the series of negotiations that took place between border communities and representatives of the imperial courts, examining the ways in which Tai and other ethnic groups deftly navigated the unstable political situation that followed the demise of China's cosmopolitan Tang dynasty. Though his rebellion was ill-fated, Trí Cao is, almost a thousand years later, still worshipped in temples along the Sino-Vietnamese border, and his memory provides a point of unity for people who have become separated by modern political boundaries.
Table of Contents
The great King Nung Tri Cao : a rebel's role in shaping regional identity along the modern Sino-Vietnamese borderp. 3
The legacy of the Chinese imperial tribute system in the south : balancing ritual harmony with frontier stabilityp. 15
Examples of negotiated autonomy : Sino-Vietnamese relations before the eleventh centuryp. 33
Gaining legitimacy at the empire's edge : indigenous Tai-speaking communities along the Sino-Vietnamese frontier through the early Song periodp. 68
The specter of southern power : Nung Tri Cao's insurrection, court reaction, and the legacy of Nam Vietp. 88
Tempting "treacherous factions" : the manipulation of frontier alliances on the eve of the 1075 Sino-Vietnamese Borderlands Warp. 119
Monumental pride : Sino-Vietnamese cross-border commemorations of Nung Tri Caop. 152
Conclusionp. 183
Inscriptions from the Ky Sam Templep. 186
Inscriptions from the Nung Tri Cao Templep. 189
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