The Kings of Xinjiang: Muslim Elites and the Qing Empire

Brophy, D. (2008). The Kings of Xinjiang: Muslim Elites and the Qing Empire. Etudes orientales, 25, 69-90. Link (Doesn't seem to have an abstract... but the link will have a PDF you can download. And the paper seems very interesting!)

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An Encounter between the Qing Dynasty and Khoqand in 1759–1760: Central Asia in the Mid-Eighteenth Century

Takahiro, O., Yayoi, K., & Akifumi, S. (2014). An Encounter between the Qing Dynasty and Khoqand in 1759–1760: Central Asia in the Mid-Eighteenth Century. Frontiers of History in China, 9(3), 384-408. Link Abstract This paper examines negotiations involving the exchange of envoys between the Qing dynasty and Khoqand in 1759–60. The Qing made contact with Khoqand in... Continue Reading →

China, Xinjiang and Central Asia: History, Transition and Crossborder Interaction into the 21st Century (2011)

Edited by Colin Mackerras and Michael Clarke Summary Central Asia and Xinjiang – the far north-western province of China – are of increasing international importance. The United States, having established military bases in Central Asia after September 2001, has now become a force in what was previously predominantly a Russian sphere of influence; whilst China,... Continue Reading →

Chinese Communist Power and Policy in Sinkiang, 1949-73: Revolutionary Integration vs. Regionalism

McMillen, D. H. (1977). Chinese Communist Power and Policy in Sinkiang, 1949-73: Revolutionary Integration vs. Regionalism. Link (or message for PDF) Thesis Abstract This dissertation examines Chinese Communist Party rule in Sinkiang and the policies by which it sought to achieve the political, socio-economic, and cultural integration of the region with the People's Republic of China... Continue Reading →

Inside Xinjiang: Space, Place and Power in China’s Muslim Far North-West (2016)

Edited by Anna Hayes and Michael Clarke Summary The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is China’s largest province, shares borders with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia and Mongolia, and possesses a variety of natural resources, including oil. The tensions between ethnic Muslim Uyghurs and the growing number of Han Chinese in Xinjiang have recently increased,... Continue Reading →

A Sufi Saint in Sixteenth-Century East Turkistan: New Evidence Concerning the Life of Khwāja Isḥāq

Eden, J. (2015). A Sufi Saint in Sixteenth-Century East Turkistan: New Evidence Concerning the Life of Khwāja Isḥāq. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 25(2), 229-245. Link Abstract The rise of Khwaja Ishaq, one of the most influential figures in the history of Central Asian Sufism, hasoften been explained by the patronage of particular royals. This “royal... Continue Reading →

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