舎利石鐵墓誌の研究 [in Japanese]
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This paper examines the translation and the translator's notes of the epitaph for Sheli Shitie, a Turkish pastral nomad. According to our historical researches, Sheli Shitie was born in the Second Türk Khaghanate, North Mongolia, in 733AD. After the fall of the Second Türk Khaghanate, Sheli Shitie remained in North Mongolia and followed Toquz Oyuz with his father, Geluozhan 葛邏旃. He then got involved in a power struggle that erupted in Toquz Oyuz's reign. When Uyghur defeated Tay Bilgä Totoq, an anti- Uyghur leader and Bayïrqu chieftain, Sheli Shitie moved to Tang along with his father in 749. Sheli Shitie played an important military role in Tang under the regional military administrative system called Jiedushi 節度使，by fighting in the An-Shi 安史 Rebellion on Tang's side, and once the Rebellion was over, by actively engaging in suppressing rebellions in the Jiedushi army in Hedong 河東. In 790, he died at the age of fifty-eight. The way Tang controlled foreign ethnic tribes after the establishment of the Second Türk Khaghanate in 682 was unknown from previous studies. Sheli Shitie's epitaph is an important record that can tell us the nature of Tang's control over different groups in the latter half of the dynasty.
関西大学東西学術研究所紀要 (46), 1-20, 2013-04