17. The Qi Dan People
See Nikolai Mikhailovich Przhevalskii's description of "The Tangutans" in Volume 2 page 110:
Mongolia, the Tangut Country and the Solitudes of Northern Tibet - Bind 1
Mongolia, the Tangut Country and the Solitudes of Northern Tibet - Bind 2
Przhevalskii traveled in Mongolia and Tibet in 1872, while the Taiping Rebellion took place in the East and a Muslim rebellion was going on in the Western China. In the book the Muslim rebels are called "Dungans".
Also Marco Polo passed through the Gansu province, he stayed in Dun Huang an entire year in 1265, while the traveling company was waiting for admission from the emperor. It was 38 years after Xia's complete destruction. See his description of the "Tangutans" in: The Travels of Marco Polo - Book 1 - Chapter 57
Genghis Khan is often cited as having said: "The greatest happiness is to destroy an enemy, chasing him, depriving him of his riches, to see his dear bathed in tears, to embrace his wives and daughters."
Ksenia Kepping has analyzed a Guanyin painting found by Kozlov in Kara khoto and found that one last time it went wrong for Genghis Khan: The Guanyin Icon (Chinggis Khan's Last Campaign) (pdf)
A thanks to China History Forum for information and inspiration.
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