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The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology, 2020, 2(1); doi: 10.25236/FSST.2020.020119.

Study of Mushi Tusi’s Reform


Shuang Liang

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Shuang Liang

Southwest Institute of Nationalities, Southwest Minzu University, Chengdu 610041, China


During the 470 years of the existence of Mushi in Northwest Yunnan, it was the epitome of the rise of China's Tusi system from the Yuan Dynasty to the prosperity of the Ming Dynasty and the decline of the Qing Dynasty. The reasons for the reform of Mushi Tusi can also fully reflect that the existence and abolishment of the Tusi system is influenced by the central dynasty's borderland policy. By combing the process on the reform of Mushi Tusi, this paper makes it clear that the reform of Mushi is related to the adjustment of the Qing government's policy on Tibet and to ensure the smooth route of the Qing army to Tibet.


Mushi tusi; Replacement of tusi chieftains with government-appointed officials; Policy of controlling tibet

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Shuang Liang. Study of Mushi Tusi’s Reform. The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology (2020) Vol. 2 Issue 1: 139-146. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSST.2020.020119.


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