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The Alliance of Hexi Corridor -- Liangzhou Parley Episode 3, September 18, 2021
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Liangzhou Parley, in its four episodes respectively titled The Hero, The Wise, The Parley and Unification, uses historical moments and evidences to present the context, progresses and far-reaching impacts of the peace talk between Sakya Pandita and Godan in Liangzhou (today’s Wuwei, Gansu Province). The documentary helps the public understand that Tibet is an inseparable part of China, the formation and development of a multinational China, the great contributions of Chinese ethnic groups to the country.

Episode 3 The Parley

In the year 1245, the Mongol cavalry reached the upper Tigris. The pontiff, Pope Innocent the 4th, sent an envoy to Karakorum, the capital of the Mongol Empire, begging the Mongols to cease their attacks in Europe and…convert to Christianity.

Far away on the other side of the world, the Liangzhou expedition of Sapan from Tibet was on a very similar mission. Sapan expected to soon begin talks with the powerful Mongols and hoped he could convert them to Buddhism. But while the aspirations of the two men were similar, the end results were very different.

Presented by Gansu Ethnic Affair Commission
Co-Presented by the Publicity Department of the CPC Gansu Provincial Committee, United Front Work Department of Gansu Provincial Party Committee and Gansu Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television Bureau