The Rebel Den of N¨ng TrÝ Cao: Loyalty and Identity Along the Sino-Vietnamese Frontier

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NUS Press, 2007 - China - 276 pages
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The Rebel Den of Nng Tr Cao examines the rebellion of the Taispeakingchieftain Nng Tr Cao (ca. 1025-1055), whose struggle for independence along Vietnams mountainous northern frontier proved to be a pivotal event in Sino-Vietnamese relations.The Rebel Den of Nng Tr Cao reconstructs the negotiations that took place between border communities and representatives of the imperial courts, examining the ways in which Tai and other ethnic groups deftly navigatedthe unstable political situation that followed the demise of Chinascosmopolitan Tang dynasty.
 

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Contents

The Legacy of the Chinese Imperial Tribute System in the
15
SinoVietnamese
33
Indigenous
68
Nung Tri Caos Insurrection
88
The Manipulation of
119
SinoVietnamese CrossBorder
152
Conclusion
183
Inscriptions from the Ky Sam Temple
186
Inscriptions from the Nung Tri Cao Temple
189
Notes
193
Glossary
221
Bibliography
244
Index
265
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