Mazar: Studies on Islamic Sacred Sites in Central Eurasia (2016)

Edited by Sugawara Jun and Rahile Dawut. Tokyo: Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Press, 2016. 275-288. Summary This report is a research grant program for the 2005, 2006, and 2007 research grant programs, “Preservation of traditional documents in the periphery of Asia, integration, and problem solving”. Published as a result of research. The “Mazar documents”... Continue Reading →


Tibet and Xinjiang: Unrest in China’s West

Edited by Ben Hillman and Gray Tuttle Summary Despite more than a decade of rapid economic development, rising living standards, and large-scale improvements in infrastructure and services, China's western borderlands are awash in a wave of ethnic unrest not seen since the 1950s. Through on-the-ground interviews and firsthand observations, the international experts in this volume... 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 →

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 →

Confessions of a Jade Lord

by Alat Asem (Gheyret Asim) Synopsis Confessions of a Jade Lord immerses us in an underworld peopled by gangsters with their penchant for firewater-fueled storytelling and philosophical reverie, appetite for Uyghur delicacies such as lagman hand-pulled noodles and whole roasted lamb, fierce loyalty to family and aghines, and a willingness to unsheathe their daggers when... Continue Reading →

Ethnic Minorities in Xinjiang

Read the free e-book here: Routledge Introduction There has been significant coverage in the media in recent years on the increase of violence towards the Xinjiang Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in China. This Freebook explores how the Uyghur language, Uyghur culture, Xinjiang geopolitics and Chinese state response have all resulted in and affected the... Continue Reading →

The Land Drenched in Tears

By Söyüngül Chanisheff Translated by Rahima Mahmut Edited by Iskender Ding, Gareth Stamp   Blurb The Land Drenched in Tears is a moving history of the tumultuous years of modern China under Mao's rule, witnessed, experienced, and told through the personal lens of an ethnic minority woman, who endured nearly 20 years imprisonment and surveillance... Continue Reading →

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