Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
From Warhorses to PloughsharesThe Later Tang Reign of Emperor Mingzong$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Richard L. Davis

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9789888208104

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888208104.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM HONG KONG SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.hongkong.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Hong Kong University Press, 2020. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in HKSO for personal use.date: 18 February 2020

Volatile Periphery

Volatile Periphery

(p.155) Chapter 6 Volatile Periphery
From Warhorses to Ploughshares

Richard L. Davis

Hong Kong University Press

Chapter 6 is on the border conflicts during Mingzong’s rule. The Kitan was one of Shatuo’s biggest rivals and Mingzong has to shift from a policy of intermittent conflict to coexistence by regularizing diplomacy and commerce. Mutiny started in Dingzhou in 928 and laid ground for the first military confrontation between the Shatuo and Kitan since Mingzong’s reign. Nanping to the south also threatened the borders. But the lasting conflict came from Sichuan, led by Meng Zhixiang. It was during the confrontation with Sichuan that An Chonghui perished. Although the insurrection ended temporarily, Chengdu rose again merely months after Mingzong’s death.

Keywords:   Chinese History, China, Five Dynasty, Tang Dynasty, Mingzong, Biography, Politics, Shatuo, Diplomacy, Border Conflicts

Hong Kong Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .