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 →

Xinjiang and the Chinese State: Violence in the Reform Era (2018)

By Debashish Chaudhuri Description from this link: This book focuses on the nature of ethno-national conflicts and impacts of ideological orientation of the Communist Party of China (CPC) towards the national question in the context of Han nationalism and political, economic and security policies towards Xinjiang. Violence in Xinjiang since the mid-1990s is projected as one... Continue Reading →

Uyghurland: The Furthest Exile

Uyghurland: The Furthest Exile by Ahmatjan Osman (Author),‎ Jeffrey Yang (Translator)   In Jeffrey Yang’s collaborative translations from the Uyghur and Arabic, Uyghurland, the Farthest Exile collects over two decades of Ahmatjan Osman’s poetry. Osman, the foremost Uyghur poet of his generation, channels his ancestors alongside Mallarmé and Rimbaud to capture the sacred and philosophical, the ineffable... Continue Reading →

Drinking and Driving in Urumqi

by Andrew Demetre An arresting, evocative travelogue, Drinking and Driving in Urumqi is the debut nonfiction book by American author Andrew Demetre. A spirit of adventure and nimble prose carry the reader through a sudden, precarious night out into the obfuscated culture of the riot-scarred capital of Xinjiang, China's remotest province, as Demetre becomes the... Continue Reading →

Uyghurs: Prisoners in Paradise

Uyghurs: Prisoners in Paradise By Hasna D. Turner This non-fiction book recounts the compelling plight of four Uyghurs from central Asia who fled the grueling oppression of communist China only to be caught in the crossfire of the U.S. led “War on Terror.” Their attempt to immigrate into Turkey derails as they are captured as a... Continue Reading →

Uyghur Nation

Uyghur Nation By David Brophy The meeting of the Russian and Qing empires in the nineteenth century had dramatic consequences for Central Asia’s Muslim communities. Along this frontier, a new political space emerged, shaped by competing imperial and spiritual loyalties, cross-border economic and social ties, and the revolutions that engulfed Russia and China in the... Continue Reading →

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