Republication in a single volume of Schram's classic study of the Monguor: (V.1) Their origins, history, and social organization; (V.2) Their religious life, and (V.3) Records of the Monguor clans: history of the Monguors in Huangchuang and the chronicles of the Lu family.

New introductions by Juha Janhunen, Paul Neitupski, Gray Tuttle, Keith Slater, Jeroom Heyndrickx, and Limusishiden & Kevin Stuart.