The control of the Szechuan-Kweichow frontier regions during the late Ming : a case study of the frontier policy and tribal administration of the Ming Government
Building upon the frontier policies and the handling of tribal affairs of previous dynasties, the Ming Court systematised the t'u-ssu chieftain institution as an instrument for controlling tribal administration in southwestern China. At the same time, t'u-kuan prefectural governments in which the official status and administration were the same as those of the regular prefectural government were established. The headship of both was conferred upon chieftains, but the registrars and secretaries...[Show more]
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