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PDF | The problems of writing a history of China’s arid westernmost (and largest) province begin with what to what to call it. The People’s Republic of China. Eurasian Crossroads has 45 ratings and 8 reviews. Josh said: If you have any interest in the history of Xinjiang and the Chinese Silk Road, this is a gre. James Millward. Eurasian Crossroads: A History of Xinjiang. New York: Columbia University Press, pp. $ (cloth), ISBN

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Eurasian Crossroads

Get to Know Us. After a sojourn in India Fahsien took a boat home by way of what is now Indonesia. Besides separatist concerns, Xinjiang’s energy resources, strategic position, and rapid development have gained it international attention in recent decades.

Exile groups in the Stans and bombers in Singkiang proclaim eursaian existence massive anti-Chinese sentiment. The Souls of China: During the restoration of order and the gradual improvement of economic life, nationality was accorded less special status and religion not fully restored. There is extensive notes, pictures, and maps throughout the book along with a concise timeline and a wonderful biblography for further reading.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. James Millward draws on primary sources and scholarly research in several European and Asian languages to provide the first general account in English of the history of Xinjiang and its peoples from earliest times to the present.


Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. But in Singkiang that did not happen. First of all, until recently we gave little credit to the civilizations of the Silk Road, yet Iranians, Bactrians, Kazaks, Kirghizians, Mongolians and Uyghurs of various stripes built vigorous societies which flowed back and forth across what is now Xinjiang. Forming one-sixth of the People’s Republic of China PRCXinjiang stands at the crossroads between China, India, the Mediterranean, and Russia and has, since the Bronze Age, played a pivotal role in the social, cultural, and political development of Asia and the world.

Drawing on primary sources in several Asian and European languages, James Millward presents a thorough study of Xinjiang’s history and people from antiquity to the present and takes a balanced look at the position of Turkic Muslims within the PRC today.

What is the resolution where ethnic majorities in larger states dominate minorities who are majorities in their own regions?

Eurasian Crossroads: A History of Xinjiang

Aug 23, Adam Grode added it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Singkiang seems very different from Tibet although there are similarities in crossorads China treated it. The Return of Religion After Mao.

Jane rated it liked it Apr 22, Jan 28, Rebecca rated it liked it Shelves: A history of Xinjiang and ergo the study thereof is fraught with many difficulties particularly relating to pre We should take the complexities of this story to heart when we hear competing claims from the Chinese and the Uyghur nationalists. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Again and it is only my opinion that the ethnicity of the Uyghurs was not more fully examined Notwithstanding the foregoing Millward’s book is very good.


Terrance Hayes rated it really liked it Oct 06, From inside the book. What is an Uyghur, for example? Rachel Scollon rated it really liked it Jul 31, Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

The history was fascinatin An extremely well-researched and in depth books about the region of Xinjiang. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Rui Igreja rated it liked it Apr 19, A History of Xinjiang James A.

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The third difficulty is identifying what constitutes an ethnic group. If you like this sort of thing, this book is really great. Preview — Eurasian Crossroads by James A. Ilze Bergmane rated it it was amazing Aug 26, Does it have faults? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This leads to many questions about nationalistic, separatist and terrorist issues and is vital in understanding them.