Monday, September 8, 2008

Li Jiqian

Li Jiqian ; resisted the and organized a rebellion in 984. He created a successful alliance with the for military support. Li Jiqian arranged a peace agreement with the Song emperor, but violated the treaty himself. To avoid costly military campaigns, of the Song dynasty granted Li Jiqian the position over Dingnan, and recognized Li Jiqian's new empire of . He supported the construction of that were crucial for the development of agriculture in the arid areas of Xia, especially around the capital Xingqing 興慶 .

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