Xinjiang

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”

Ethno-Diplomacy: The Uyghur Hitch in Sino-Turkish Relation

Ethno-Diplomacy: The Uyghur Hitch in Sino-Turkish Relation

Ethno-Diplomacy: The Uyghur Hitch in Sino-Turkish Relation
Author(s): Yitzhak Shichor
East-West Center (2009)
Executive Summary
Beginning in 1949, China considered, and dealt with, so-called Uyghur separatism and the quest for Eastern Turkestan (Xinjiang) independence as a domestic problem. Since the early 1990s, however, Beijing has begun to recognize the international aspects of this problem and to deal with its external manifestations. Continue reading “Ethno-Diplomacy: The Uyghur Hitch in Sino-Turkish Relation”

The Recurring Patterns of Chinese Central Government Development Planning among Uyghurs

UYGUR RESEARCH LIBRARY

Commanding the Economy: The Recurring Patterns of Chinese Central Government Development Planning among Uyghurs in Xinjiang
Author: HENRYK SZADZIEWSKI
Source: Inner Asia , 2011, Vol. 13, No. 1, SPECIAL ISSUE: XINJIANG AND SOUTHWEST CHINA (2011), pp. 97-116
Published by: Brill
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Perspectives on the Uyghur Internet

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Invitation to a Mourning Ceremony: Perspectives on the Uyghur Internet
Author: Rachel Harris, Aziz Isa
Source: Inner Asia , 2011, Vol. 13, No. 1, Special Issue: Xinjiang And Southwest China (2011), Pp. 27-49
Published by: Brill
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The New Battleground: Song-and-dance in China’s Muslim Borderlands

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The New Battleground: Song-and-dance in China’s Muslim Borderlands
Author: Rachel Harris
The World of Music new series, Vol. 6, No. 2, Sounding Ethnicity: New Perspectives on Music, Identity and Place (2017), pp. 35-55 (21 pages)
Published by: VWB – Verlag für Wissenschaft und Bildung

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Reinventing the Central Asian Rawap in Modern China

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Reinventing the Central Asian Rawap in Modern China: Musical Stereotypes, Minority Modernity, and Uyghur Instrumental Music
Author: Chuen-Fung Wong
Asian Music, Vol. 43, No. 1 (WINTER/SPRING 2012), pp. 34-63 (30 pages)
Published by: University of Texas Press
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The culture and Politics of Food Among the Uyghur in Contemporary Xinjiang

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Consuming Identities: the culture and Politics of Food Among the Uyghur in Contemporary Xinjiang
Author: Maria Cristina Cesaro
A dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Social Anthropology
Department of Anthropology, University of Kent at Canterbury 2002
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