It would not surprise me if some "Mongols" joined the Chinese, but I have to ask what is meant by techniques that were Mongol? I suspect that it could just as likely be Dungans (Chinese Muslims, also called Hui), perhaps Buriats (also Mongolian), Kazakhs, or Kyrgyz and the name applied was "Mongol" in the same way lots of Arabs were described simply as Syrians. The riding and livestock breeding was comparable throughout inner Asia, so they might not have been Mongolian but were from one of the many nomadic peoples and called Mongols by those who saw them riding. It's harder to detect by
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Sorry, in restructuring this post I did not get the title right....here is the revised title. "Some Collective Thoughts on Frontiers" to go with the previous post by Andrew Offenburger.
This is a revised post from Andrew Offenburger. We are having trouble with formatting. (editor)
I am forwarding (below) a brief essay, written collectively by my students, that I thought might intrigue some H-West readers. We welcome any thoughts and responses.
Department of History
Some Collective Thoughts on Frontiers
This query comes from a Canadian scholar/friend who has a project centered
around Fort Macleod in the period after 1885, when his grandfather arrived