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Capture of Chengdu in 829 AD
Bloody defeat by Chinese forces in 902 AD History of North Thailand
Kingdom of Dali established in 937 AD
Main Cities: Dali; Taihe Time: 618-1279 AD
Language: Dehong Dai
Personage: Duan Siping; Xinuluo
Religion: Animism; Buddhism
Related Country: China Brief History:
I have included only a few items concerning the history of this kingdom. A good source for more details can be
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Xinuluo founded this kingdom of the Bai people in the region of modern
Sichuan province, China. The first
capital was located at Taihe (modern Jiangling). In 751 AD
General Duan Jianwei defeated 80,000 Tang Dynasty
soldiers at Jiannan. Years later, forces of Nan Chao (aka Nanzhao)
expanded into Chinese territory, including the conquest of Chengdu in 829 AD. However, Chinese
troops responded and eventually overthrew Nan Chao in a bloody reprisal in 902 AD.
In 937 AD Duan Siping established the Kingdom of Dali. This kingdom resisted numerous Chinese attempts of conquest but
fell to the forces of Khublai Khan in 1253 AD. A local
traitor led Mongol troops along a secret route to undermine strong defenses near