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Supplementary Historical Documents

Supplementary Historical Documents ∵ Introduction This section includes five documents, with transliteration and translation from Mongolian, Manchu and Russian, on the relations between Mongol, Russian and Qing officials of the various periods, on which articles in this issue rely heavily. The principal aim of publishing these documents is to introduce to a Western audience some unique historical sources on Russia–China–Mongolia border relations. These documents shed light on various aspects of border formation, how the border functioned and how people and individuals made border crossings or attempted to do so. They give a comprehensive view of the individuals who produced these documents and the burdens of their life in a border region; either they were border officials or ‘detachable men’ who escaped or were preparing to change sides. The documents include: A letter sent by Geleg noyan qutuγtu to Russian Tsars to request the return of his captured people and to claim tribute confiscated by Russians from his dependent people, dated 1689 A letter sent by the Vice-Chair of Lifanyuan Huturingga to the Qing Emperor Qianlong, to report a query of the Tsongol Buryats from Russia as to whether or not their border crossing to become Qing subjects would aggravate tensions between http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Inner Asia Brill

Supplementary Historical Documents

Inner Asia , Volume 16 (1): 179 – Aug 19, 2014

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Publisher
Brill
Copyright
© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
Subject
Other
ISSN
1464-8172
eISSN
2210-5018
DOI
10.1163/22105018-12340014
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Abstract

∵ Introduction This section includes five documents, with transliteration and translation from Mongolian, Manchu and Russian, on the relations between Mongol, Russian and Qing officials of the various periods, on which articles in this issue rely heavily. The principal aim of publishing these documents is to introduce to a Western audience some unique historical sources on Russia–China–Mongolia border relations. These documents shed light on various aspects of border formation, how the border functioned and how people and individuals made border crossings or attempted to do so. They give a comprehensive view of the individuals who produced these documents and the burdens of their life in a border region; either they were border officials or ‘detachable men’ who escaped or were preparing to change sides. The documents include: A letter sent by Geleg noyan qutuγtu to Russian Tsars to request the return of his captured people and to claim tribute confiscated by Russians from his dependent people, dated 1689 A letter sent by the Vice-Chair of Lifanyuan Huturingga to the Qing Emperor Qianlong, to report a query of the Tsongol Buryats from Russia as to whether or not their border crossing to become Qing subjects would aggravate tensions between

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Inner AsiaBrill

Published: Aug 19, 2014

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