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    DescriptionThe Rebel Den of Nng Tr Cao examines the rebellion of the eleventh-century Tai chieftain Nng Tr Cao (ca. 1025-1055), whose struggle for independence along Vietnams mountainous northern frontier was a pivotal event in Sino-Vietnamese relations. Tr Caos revolt occurred during Vietnams earliest years of independence from China and would prove to be a vital test of the Vietnamese courts ability to confront local political challenges and maintain harmony with its powerful northern neighbor. Tr Cao established his first kingdom in 1042, at the age of seventeen, but was captured by Vietnamese troops. After his release in 1048, he announced the founding of a second kingdom, but an attack by Vietnamese forces drove him to flee into Chinese territory. Tr Cao made his final attempt in 1052, proclaiming a new kingdom and leading thousands of his subjects in a revolt that swept across the South China coast. But within a year, Chinese imperial troops had forced him to flee to the nearest independent kingdom. Official Chinese and Vietnamese accounts of the rebel leaders end vary: according to the Chinese, the ruler of the independent kingdom had Tr Cao executed, but in popular accounts, Tr Cao was granted safe passage into northern Thailand, where his descendants are said to flourish today. Scholar James Anderson places Tr Cao in context by exploring the Sino-Vietnamese tributary relationship and the conflicts that engaged both the Song and Vietnamese courts. The Rebel Den of Nng Tr Cao reconstructs the series of negotiations that took place between border communities and representatives of the imperial courts, examining the ways in which Tai and other ethnic groups deftly navigated the unstablepolitical situation that followed the demise of Chinas cosmopolitan Tang dynasty. Though his rebellion was ill-fated, Tr Cao is, almost a thousand years later, still worshipped in temples along the Sino-Vietnamese border, and his memory provides a point of unity for people who have become separated by modern political boundaries.


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    Title
    The Rebel Den of Nung Tri Cao
    Subtitle
    Loyalty and Identity Along the Sino-Vietnamese Frontier
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James Anderson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 296
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780295986890
    ISBN 10: 0295986891
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: GEO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FM
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: JPA, GTB
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: HIS031000, HIS008000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES, CULT/SEASIN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: POL011000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS048000
    BIC subject category V2: 1FM
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    DC22: 959.703
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    DC22: 959.702, 959.7/02
    LC classification: DS556.6 .A54 2007
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    Thema V1.0: JPA, GTM
    Illustrations note
    15 illustrations, 6 maps, glossary
    Publisher
    University of Washington Press
    Imprint name
    University of Washington Press
    Publication date
    15 October 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Washington
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    Examines the rebellion of the eleventh-century Tai chieftain Nng Tr Cao, whose struggle for independence along Vietnams mountainous northern frontier was a pivotal event in Sino-Vietnamese relations.