Images of Subject Mongols Under the Ming Dynasty

  title={Images of Subject Mongols Under the Ming Dynasty},
  author={D. M. Robinson},
  journal={Late Imperial China},
  pages={123 - 59}
  • D. M. Robinson
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • Late Imperial China
  • As Henri Serruys demonstrated decades ago, from 1368 to 1449 tens of thousands of Mongols joined the fledgling Ming dynasty. Although the number of Mongols relocating to China declined markedly from the mid–fifteenth century onward, more than 150 years after the last of the major Mongol emigrations to China, these Mongols (daguan dajun as they were often termed) appear in a wide variety of Ming documents. Why? For students of the steppe, particularly Mongolists, Mongols in Ming China form an… CONTINUE READING
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