Western sources claimed that he was anti-Muslim and quite tolerant toward Christians. Before his succession, Changshi sent the Yuan Great Khan Tugh Temur 170 Russian prisoners. However, he was probably Nestorian. He was given a pecuniary reward from the court of Yuan Dynasty. He overthrew Muslim princes from the power of the ulus in 1334–1335. But he was murdered by his family in 1338 after a short period of his reign.
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