The Monguors of the Kansu-Tibetan frontier: their origin, history and social organization
American Philosophical Society • 44 (1) • Published In 1954 • Pages: 138
By: Schram, Louis, Lattimore, Owen.
AbstractThis study concentrates on the clan and family life of the Monguor who live just east of Kokonor, on the Kansu-Chinghai boundary. Special attention is given to the effects of Chinese indirect rule upon Monguor social organization; i.e., the transformation of the clan chief into the T'u-ssu and the resulting changes in land tenure and local government. There is much description of acculturation between Monguor, Chinese, and Tibetan. An introduction by Owen Lattimore (pp. 4-17) summarizes the book. Two maps locate precisely the people described by Father Schram.
- HRAF PubDate
- Sub Region
- East Asia
- Document Type
- Arthur Fields ; 1956
- Coverage Date
- Coverage Place
- Xining Prefecture, Qinghai Province, China
- [by] Louis M.J. Schram ; introduction by Owen Lattimore
- Includes bibliographical references
- Schram lived in Xining (Hsining) district, or prefecture, in western Gansu (Kansu) Province, a region known as Kokonor. After he left, Xining became the capital of the new province of Qinghai (Chinghai). The Monguor territory was centered on Xining, if not strictly congruent with the prefecture, and included land along the Qinghai-Gansu border. For specificity sake, I limited the place coverage designation to Xining Prefecture, Qinghai Province. Schram bases his study on his ethnographic fieldwork (1911-1921) and historical records from the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1912) Dynasties, the former includes references from the Mongol period (1271-1368). (Notes added by Ian Skoggard, 2004)
- Mongour (Chinese people)