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Author: David Brophy

Jeff Eden and Paolo Sartori for organizing the event, and thank all participants for two days of very stimulating discussion. Introduction At the beginning of the twentieth century, wealthy Muslims in the frontier trading towns of Xinjiang (Chinese, or eastern, Turkistan) lent support to a new

In: Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient
Author: Michael Clarke

The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region ( xuar ) is the site of the largest mass repression of an ethnic and/or religious minority in the world today. Researchers estimate that since 2016 at least one million people have been detained without trial in the xuar . In the detention centres – framed

In: Global Responsibility to Protect
Author: Yuan Cai

Introduction In November 2005, a BBC news bulletin featured the story of Mr. Bai Xinguo, a member of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC), more commonly known as the Bingtuan . “My first job is to defend the land and protect the border,” Mr. Bai remarked. “Growing crops, the

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In: Journal of Chinese Military History
Author: Jianfei Jia

servant to the victims’ families. 4 The case of Xinjiang, in this respect, was even more different from the aforementioned cases. After the Qing conquest of Xinjiang, following the migration from China proper and outside the Qing northwest frontier, Xinjiang had become a multi-cultural frontier

In: Ming Qing Yanjiu
Towards a Historical Anthropology of the Uyghur
Based on a wide range of Western and local materials, this book offers an introduction to the historical anthropology of the Muslim Uyghur of Xinjiang from the late 19th century to 1949. The author argues that social relations in this era were shaped at all levels by the principles of reciprocity and community. Particular attention is paid to the domestic domain and to life-cycle and religious rituals. This is the first time that Xinjiang has been approached from the perspective of historical
anthropology. Giving substance to the concept of tradition which modern Uyghurs invoke when constructing their collective identity, Bellér-Hann's study also has implications for contemporary analyses of inter-ethnic relations in this sensitive region.
Author: Eric Schluessel

Introduction In the late nineteenth century, the government of Xinjiang (Eastern Turkestan) underwent a sea-change. Since the 1750s, the Qing empire (1636-1911) had governed the region’s majority Turkic-speaking Muslims (Turki) indirectly through local leaders called beg s. In 1864, the

In: Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/187846411X566850 Journal of Islamic Manuscripts 2 (2011) 50-69 Made in China. Physical Aspects of Islamic Manuscripts from Xinjiang in Leiden University Library 1 Karin Scheper Conservation specialist, Leiden University Library

In: Journal of Islamic Manuscripts

’s governorate, a military de facto state that existed in Xinjiang province between 1933 and 1944. It draws on an excellent book by Emma Mawdsley on the so-called emerging donors of international aid. 1 When reading the section on Soviet aid policies in the chapter on histories and lineages of non- oecd aid

In: Central Asian Affairs
Author: MA Rong

The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is an area of great importance for the ethnic minorities of northwestern China, and the development of local minority education has been a constant concern in both government and academic spheres. By means of analyzing government documents, statistical data and research literature, this article attempts to define the fundamental modes and development processes of minority education in Xinjiang. Furthermore, the article elaborates on discussion of the development and problems relevant to bilingual education in the concentrated Uyghur communities of southern Xinjiang based on the author’s field research in the Kashgar Prefecture in 2007.

In: Frontiers of Education in China
Author: Michael Dillon

Although the contemporary Chinese state, like its predecessors, has attempted to control the practice of Islam in Xinjiang and to minimize its impact on social and political life, for the Uyghurs who live in the region it remains a central part of their identity and their everyday lives

In: Central Asian Affairs