Uighur migration across Central Asian frontiers

Clark, W., & KAMALOV 1, A. B. L. E. T. (2004). Uighur migration across Central Asian frontiers. Central Asian Survey, 23(2), 167-182. Link Introduction At present there are two distinct groups among the Uighurs living in the Ili river valley region of eastern Kazakhstan. The border between China and Kazakhstan intersects the valley that has been the... Continue Reading →

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The Tashkurgan Uprising in Southern Xinjiang in the 1940s According to the Records of the British and American Diplomats (Part 1)

By Ablet Kamalov: Part 1 Part 2 Introduction In November 1944 a rebellion of local Muslim peoples broke out in three districts of the Xinjiang province of China neighboring Soviet Republic of Kazakhstan –  Ili, Tarbaghatay and Altay, resulted in establishing Eastern Turkistan Republic (ETR, 1944-1949). This unrecognized republic was backed up by the Soviet Union... Continue Reading →

250 Years History of the Turkic-Muslim Camp in Beijing

By Takahiro Onuma for Central Eurasian Research Series No.2, 2009. Link Abstract In the 18th century, the Manchu Qing dynasty (1616-1912) reached its peak under the reign of the sixth emperor Qianlong (1736-95). The empire’s advance into Central Asia during 1755-59, which resulted in the extermination of the Zhungars and the annexation of Eastern Turkistan... Continue Reading →

The Problematic Progress of ‘Integration’ in the Chinese State’s Approach to Xinjiang, 1759 -2005

Clarke, M. (2007). The Problematic Progress of ‘Integration’in the Chinese State's Approach to Xinjiang, 1759–2005. Asian Ethnicity, 8(3), 261-289. Link Abstract The statement that Xinjiang is an integral province of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is not as banal as it would first appear. The primary question that arises from this statement is how—by what processes... Continue Reading →

Local Literatures: Uighur

Zieme, P. (2015). Local Literatures: Uighur. Silk JA-von Hinüber O.-Eltschinger V.(eds.): Brill’s Encyclopedia of Buddhism, 1, 871-882. Link Introduction Although Buddhists were active in the First Turk Empire (552–612 CE), there is scant evidence of the dharma among the Turks during the Second Turk Empire (692–742 CE) and even less during the sub-sequent Uighur Steppe Empire (744–840... Continue Reading →

Competing historical accounts and the importance of nationalised mythologies: Han Chinese ‘imaginaries’ and Uighur ‘realities’

Hayes, A. (2012). Competing historical accounts and the importance of nationalised mythology: Han Chinese'imaginaries' and Uighur'realities'. The British World: Religion, Memory, Society, Culture: Refereed Proceedings, 341-354. Link Abstract There is an overt defensiveness by the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) when it comes to Xinjiang’s past. According to official Chinese historiography, Xinjiang has... Continue Reading →

Khotanese Literature

‘Khotanese literature’, in The literature of pre-Islamic Iran: companion volume I to A history of Persian literature, ed. Ronald E. Emmerick and Maria Macuch. London: I. B. Tauris, 2009, 330-417 (A history of Persian literature 17). Link From Pre-Islamic Khotan, before being Turkified

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