Uyghur Culture

Uyghur Nation: Reform and Revolution on the Russia-China Frontier

Uyghur Nation

Uyghur Nation: Reform and Revolution on the Russia-China Frontier
Author: David Brophy
Published by Harvard University Press Cambridge, Massachusetts, London, England 2016

Introduction
This book is a study of the modern history of the Turkic- speaking Muslims of Xinjiang, the Uyghurs. It is a history of creative responses from below to imperial, national, and revolutionary state policies, told from the point of view of people whose life stories not only span the boundary between China and Rus sia but intersect with the history of the Ottoman Empire as well. At the meeting point of these empires a po liti cal space emerged that was structured by the interplay of imperial and spiritual loyalties, institutions of autonomy and extraterritoriality, and negotiations between rulers and ruled. My book details the place of Xinjiang in the wider history of imperial and Islamic reform in the early twentieth century and tells the story of ef orts to mobilize a diverse diaspora of Xinjiang Muslims in the wake of the Rus sian Revolution to intervene in the revolutionary pro cess. In doing so I trace the emergence of a new
rhe toric of Uyghur nationhood in the Soviet 1920s and follow its transmission back to Xinjiang.

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Arts and Crafts of the Uyghurs of Kazakhstan

Arts and Crafts of the Uyghurs of Kazakhstan

On History of Cultural Traditions Transformation: Arts and Crafts of the Uyghurs of Kazakhstan
Author: Risalat U. Karimova
Source: Oriente Moderno , 2016, NUOVA SERIE, Anno 96, Nr. 1 (2016), pp. 3-24
Published by: Istituto per l’Oriente C. A. Nallino
ABSTRACT
The article examines the development of traditional arts and crafts among Kazakhstan’s Uyghurs under the influence of various historical factors. The Uyghurs of Kazakhstan and other Central Asian countries comprise ethnographic group which developed over the last centuries separated from the main Uyghur population in Xinjiang, China, which resulted in emergence of their particular features. The article argues that the transformation of traditional arts and crafts among the Uyghurs of Kazakhstan occurred under the influence of political events, which changed dramatically the life of the entire population of the Russian Empire. Continue reading “Arts and Crafts of the Uyghurs of Kazakhstan”

Age and the Cost of Being Uyghurs in Ürümchi

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Age and the Cost of Being Uyghurs in Ürümchi
Author: Xiaowei Zang
Source: The China Quarterly , JUNE 2012, No. 210 (JUNE 2012), pp. 419-434
Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of the School of Oriental and African Studies
ABSTRACT
This article asks: is the cost of being Uyghurs higher for young Uyghurs than for old Uyghurs in Ürümchi? I address this question with data from a survey of 2,947 people conducted in Ürümchi in 2005. Continue reading “Age and the Cost of Being Uyghurs in Ürümchi”

Transfer of Buddhism Across Central Asian Networks

Transfer of Buddhism Across Central Asian Networks

Transfer of Buddhism Across Central Asian Networks (7th to 13th Centuries)
Series: Dynamics in the History of Religions, Volume: 8
Volume Editor: Carmen Meinert
The interdisciplinary volume Transfer of Buddhism across Central Asian Networks (7th to 13th Centuries), edited by Carmen Meinert, offers a new transregional and transcultural vision for religious transfer processes in Central Asian history.
Copyright Year: 2016
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Philologische Bemerkungen Zu Einigen Alttürkischen Stoffnamen

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Philologische Bemerkungen Zu Einigen Alttürkischen Stoffnamen (German)
Philological Remarks on Some Old Turkish Names of Substances (English)
Author(S): Peter Zieme
Source: Acta Orientalia Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae , 1995, Vol. 48, No. 3, Studia Orientalia Prof. Susannae Kakuk Septusgennariae Dedicata (1995), Pp. 487-494
Published By: Akadémiai Kiadó
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The Arabic Yārkand Documents

The Arabic Yarkand Documents

The Arabic Yārkand Documents
Author: Monika Gronke
Source: Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Vol. 49, No. 3 (1986), pp. 454-507
Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of School of Oriental and African Studies
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An Old Uyghur Fragment Of The Lotus Sūtra From The Krotkov Collection In St. Petersburg

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An Old Uyghur Fragment Of The Lotus Sūtra From The Krotkov Collection In St. Petersburg
Author: Abdurishid Yakup
Source: Acta Orientalia Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae , December 2011, Vol. 64, No. 4 (December 2011), pp. 411-426
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
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Buddhism in Central Asia I

Buddhism in Central Asia I

Buddhism in Central Asia I: Patronage, Legitimation, Sacred Space, and Pilgrimage
Edited by Carmen Meinert and Henrik H. Sørensen
Authors: Sem Vermeersch, Erika Forte, Yukiyo Kasai …
Leiden/Boston: Brill (2020): 204-229.
This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 725519).
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Ancient Texts and Languages of Ethnic Groups along the Silk Road

Ancient Texts and Languages of Ethnic Groups along the Silk Road

Ancient Texts and Languages of Ethnic Groups along the Silk Road
Johannes Reckel and Merle Schatz (Eds.)
Author: Saifulla Abdullaev, Nazgul Abdyrakmatova, Erkin Awghaly …
Published: Universitätsdrucke Göttingen, 2021
This work is protected by German Intellectual Property Right Law. It is also available as an Open Access version through the publisher’s homepage and the Göttingen University Catalogue (GUK) at the Göttingen State and University Library (https://www.sub.uni-goettingen.de).
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