Book Reviews / T’oung Pao 94 (2008) 151-206 193 Subjects and Masters: Uyghurs in the Mongol Empire. By Michael C. Brose, Belling- ham, Western Washington University, Center for East Asian Studies, 2008. xv + 348 pp. 5 Maps, Glossary, Bibliography, Index. ISBN 978-0-914584-29-2 (pb) Michael Brose’s Subjects and Masters revisits the territory explored by Chen Yuan’s 陳垣 classic Western and Central Asians in China Under the Mongols (originally titled in Chinese in 1934 as Yuan Xiyu ren Hanhua kao 元西域人漢化考 ). The study of both the Mongol empire and Uyghur philology have advanced considerably since the days of Chen Yuan. Brose, an Associate Professor of East Asian and Central Asian history at the University of Wyoming, organizes his topic differently and takes his study much deeper into the social world of the Uyghurs in Mongol China. Subjects and Masters traces a group of families who held leading positions among the Gaochang 高昌 Uyghurs as they brought the kingdom to surrender to the Mongols in 1209. In the following years, these families relocated first to North China and then to South China, where they occupied a special position in the social hierarchy of the Mongol empire. As codified under
T'oung Pao – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2008
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