This paper represents an account of the text of the “Сonquest of Qinghai” stele erected in
1725 in the context of the suppression of the rebellion against the Qing Empire initiated by
Gushi Khan’s (1581—1655) grandson Lobsang Danjin in 1723—1724. This event became pivotal
in the history of the eastern Inner Asia having influenced the situation not only in Qinghai itself,
but also in Jungaria and Tibet. Why was the reduction of the rebellion of such a great importance
and why did it lead to massive massacres of the lamas and destruction of the Buddhist
monasteries? What was the official position of the Qing court on these events?
This research offers a revision of the motives lying behind turbulent events in Qinghai of
1723–1724, based on the Yongzheng Emperor’s words carved in stone, shows his official attitude
to the circumstances of the Rebellion; besides, it reveals significant aspects of his policy
toward the peoples of eastern Inner Asia and outlines some aftermath of the Rebellion.