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Sui-Tang China and Its Turko-Mongol Neighbors – Culture, Power, and Connections, 580-800 - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Sui-Tang China and Its Turko-Mongol Neighbors: Culture, Power, and Connections, 580-800

Jonathan Karam Skaff


This book challenges readers to reconsider China’s relations with the rest of Eurasia. Investigating interstate competition and cooperation between the successive Sui and Tang dynasties and Turkic states of Mongolia from 580 to 800, this book upends the notion that inhabitants of China and Mongolia were irreconcilably different and hostile to each other. Rulers on both sides deployed strikingly similar diplomacy, warfare, ideologies of rulership, and patrimonial political networking to seek hegemony over each other and the peoples living in the pastoral borderlands between them. The book parti ... More

Keywords: Eurasia, interstate competition, Sui dynasty, Tang dynasty, Turkic states, patrimonial political networking, hegemony, imperial China, Turko-Mongol pastoral nomads, Silk Road

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199734139
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734139.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Karam Skaff, author
Shippensburg University

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