Abstract: The Muslim-led Panthay Rebellion was one of five mid-nineteenth-century rebellions to threaten the Chinese imperial court. The Chinese Sultanate begins by contrasting the views of Yunnan held by the imperial center with local and indigenous perspectives, in particular looking at the strong ties the Muslim Yunnanese had with Southeast Asia and Tibet. Traditional interpretations of the rebellion there have emphasized the political threat posed by the Muslim Yunnanese, but no prior study has sought to understand the insurrection in its broader muti-ethnic borderland context. At its core, the book delineates the escalating government support of premeditated massacres of the Hui by Han Chinese and offers the first in-depth examination of the seventeen-year-long rule of the Dali Sultanate.
Early collection of essays on the formation of the Bai people.
Based on fieldwork in Xizhou from 1941 to 1943, Hsu analyses ancestor worship and clan structure in this Bai community (which he did not realize was not Han Chinese, the distinction was not clear then). It is an important historical work of Chinese anthropology.
Collection of essays on Nanzhao history.
Collection of essays on Nanzhao history, vol 2.
A Ming dynasty time history of Nanzhao, sometimes translated as the 'Unofficial History of Nanzhao', an important historic document about Nanzhao, but of course written by a Ming scholar, commonly believed to be Yang Shen 杨慎, but since the original has been lost to history, there is some discussion around this, see Yang Yanfu 1981.
This compendium was written sometime during the reign of the Ming emperor Jiajing 嘉靖, most likely between 1531 and 1551 (see 杨延福: 谈《南诏野史》的几种本子与作者诸问题).
Several copies of this book can be found online: