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 →

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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 →

Ana Yurt 1: Chapter 1 c

“Enough!” cried Hashim Pochi[1], a small man with big eyes, “you said he was tall and moustachioed? That’s definitely Amat Oghri[2]!” “No, this is definitely Sapar Oghri!” “Gheni Oghri, definitely. You say he’s tall, who else other than Gheni? There’s no one taller than him in this area.” “No, Gheni won’t go near the houses... Continue Reading →

Ana Yurt 1: Chapter 1 b

The single house on the southern side of the village was situated amongst the orchards near the stream and had high walls and secure gates. The owner was a miserly man who did not often socialise with the community. The lady of the house was also strange – she wore her soiled red mata [1]... Continue Reading →

Ana Yurt 1: Chapter 1 a

I like to translate stuff in my spare time but obviously I don't know if it's any good, so I thought I'd start uploading some of it here for people to comment on. This little project started out to help me improve my Uyghurche but it might be interesting for other people. So, I'll be... Continue Reading →

Journey to Turkistan (1937)

By Eric Teichman   Summary Journey to Turkistan is a detailed account of the practical aspects of traveling through Eastern Turkestan in the 1930s. The author, Sir Eric Teichman, gives comprehensive descriptions of roads, distances, transportation, vehicles, as well as necessary equipment and supplies, giving the reader a feeling of being a fellow traveler. The book... Continue Reading →

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