Xinjiang And The Expansion Of Chinese Communist Power

Author: Michael Dillon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317647211
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Xinjiang And The Expansion Of Chinese Communist Power from the Author: Michael Dillon. Xinjiang, China's far northwestern province where the majority of the population are Muslim Uyghurs, was for most of its history contested territory. On the Silk Road, a region of overlapping cultures, the province was virtually independent until the late nineteenth century, nominally part of the Qing Empire, with considerable interest taken in it by the British and the Russians as part of their Great Game rivalry in Asia. Ruled by warlords in the early twentieth century, it was occupied in 1949-50 by the People's Liberation Army, since when attempts have been made to integrate the province more fully into China. This book outlines the history of Xinjiang. It focuses on the key city of Kashgar, the symbolic heart of Uighur society, drawing on a large body of records in which ordinary people provided information on the period around the communist takeover. These records provide an exceptionally rich source, showing how ordinary Uyghurs lived their everyday lives before 1949 and how those lives were affected by the arrival of the Chinese Communist Party and its army. Subjects covered by the book include Eastern Turkestan independence, regional politics, local government, the military, taxation, education and the press.

Regional China

Author: Rongxing Guo
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137287667
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Regional China from the Author: Rongxing Guo. Most of China's provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities that are under the direct control of the central government), which are the average size and scale of a European country in population and land area, are considerable political and economic systems in their own right. This handbook provides, in an easy to use format, a broad collection of data on China's 31 provinces. It is a resource book that profiles the geography, demography, economy, political environment and business climates for each of these provinces. The materials included in this handbook, which can be regularly updated with new editions to make sure that the provincial data are as up-to-date as possible, are clearly presented in one volume and will become a useful source book to researchers, businesses, government agencies, and news media with an interest in either the rapidly changing provincial economies or the Chinese economy as a whole.

Ethnographies Of The State In Central Asia

Author: Madeleine Reeves
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253011477
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Ethnographies Of The State In Central Asia from the Author: Madeleine Reeves. With fresh and provocative insights into the everyday reality of politics in post-Soviet Central Asia, this volume moves beyond commonplaces about strong and weak states to ask critical questions about how democracy, authority, and justice are understood in this important region. In conversation with current theories of state power, the contributions draw on extensive ethnographic research in settings that range from the local to the transnational, the mundane to the spectacular, to provide a unique perspective on how politics is performed in everyday life.

Uyghur Nation

Author: David Brophy
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674660374
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Uyghur Nation from the Author: David Brophy. Along the Russian-Qing frontier in the nineteenth century, a new political space emerged, shaped by competing imperial and spiritual loyalties, cross-border economic and social ties, and revolution. David Brophy explores how a community of Central Asian Muslims responded to these historic changes by reinventing themselves as the Uyghur nation.

Negotiating Identities

Author: Ildikó Bellér-Hann
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643907451
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Negotiating Identities from the Author: Ildikó Bellér-Hann. The ten chapters of this book, all of them published previously in specialist works, derive from the author's ethnographic research among the Uyghur of Xinjiang and Kazakhstan in the mid-1990s. Approaching beliefs and practices as politically embedded, the articles have historical value in documenting the possibilities and constraints of fieldwork in this region in the 1990s. They also offer a point of departure for new studies of the Uyghur and their relations with their neighbors in the increasingly difficult conditions which characterize the early twenty-first century. (Series: Halle Studies in the Anthropology of Eurasia, Vol. 31) [Subject: Sociology, Anthropology]

Oasis Identities

Author: Justin Jon Rudelson
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231107860
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Oasis Identities from the Author: Justin Jon Rudelson. Drawing upon extensive fieldwork in the Xinjiang oasis of Turpan, Rudelson assesses the factors that undermine the creation of a pan-Uyghur identity.

Eurasian Corridors Of Interconnection

Author: Susan M. Walcott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135078750
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Eurasian Corridors Of Interconnection from the Author: Susan M. Walcott. Connectivity, as well as conflict, characterizes Eurasia. This edited volume explores dynamic geopolitical and geo-economic links reconfiguring spaces from the eastern edge of Europe through the western edge of Asia, seeking explanation beyond description. The ancient Silk Road tied together space, much as pipelines, railroads, telecommunications infrastructure, and similar cultural and constructed links ease the mobility of people and products in modern Eurasia. This book considers Eurasia along an interlinked corridor, with chapters illustrating the connections as a discussion foundation focusing on the shared interactions of a set of nation states through time and across space, generating more positive considerations of the resurgently important region of Eurasia. China’s interests fall into three chapters: the southeastern border with Vietnam, the southwestern Himalayan edge, and the western Muslim regions. Russia’s recovery relates events to a larger landmass context and focuses on the importance of historic mobility. A geo-history of the Caspian considers this petroleum-rich area as a zone of cultural and economic interconnection. The final focus on Central Asia treats the traditional heart of “Eurasia”. The concluding chapter pulls together strands linking subregions for a new concept of “Eurasia” as an area linked by vital interests and overlapping histories.

Beijing S Power And China S Borders

Author: Bruce Elleman
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765627667
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Beijing S Power And China S Borders from the Author: Bruce Elleman. China shares borders with 20 other countries. Each of these neighbors has its own national interests, and in some cases, these include territorial and maritime jurisdictional claims in places that China also claims. Most of these 20 countries have had a history of border conflicts with China; some of them never amicably settled. This book brings together some of the foremost historians, geographers, political scientists, and legal scholars on modern Asia to examine each of China's twenty land or sea borders.


Author: Michael Dillon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136791418
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China from the Author: Michael Dillon. Compiled by specialists from the University of Durham Department of East Asian Studies, this new reference work contains approximately 1500 entries covering Chinese civilisation from Peking Man to the present day. Subjects include history, politics, art, archaeology, literature, etc. The Dictionary is intended for students, teachers and researchers, and will also be of interest to the general reader. Entries provide factual information and contain suggestions for further reading. Chinese terms are in pinyin romanisation and characters are given for the subject headings. A name index and comprehensive cross-reference system make this an easy to use, multi-purpose guide to the student of Chinese in the broadest sense.

Creating The Zhuang

Author: Katherine Palmer Kaup
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
ISBN: 9781555878863
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Creating The Zhuang from the Author: Katherine Palmer Kaup. This study unveils the unique culture of the Zhuang people, China's largest ethnic minority. At the same time, it shows the Chinese Communist Party's skilful balancing of ethnic and regional loyalties during the second half of the 20th century to integrate the diversity of China's ethnic mosaic.