Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region : AI01

This collection of six documents is about the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, a crossroads of Central Asia. Although the majority of historical coverage, as in the article by Rackza (1998), begins with consolidation of Chinese control during the Qing Dynasty, three book-length documents (Cheng 198...

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Corporate Author: Human Relations Area Files, inc.
Other Authors: Cheng, Pʻing., Lo, An-chi., Freeberne, Michael., Lattimore, Owen, 1900-1989., Norins, Martin Richard., Raczka, Witt., Rahman, Anwar.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New Haven, Conn. : Human Relations Area Files, 2016-
Series:eHRAF World Cultures. Asia.
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Online Access:CONNECT
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Summary:This collection of six documents is about the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, a crossroads of Central Asia. Although the majority of historical coverage, as in the article by Rackza (1998), begins with consolidation of Chinese control during the Qing Dynasty, three book-length documents (Cheng 1989, Lattimore 1950, Rahman 2005) reach back two millennia to the Han Dynasty--and occasionally earlier--to explore the historical roots of twentieth century developments. Lattimore (1950) and Norins (1944) concentrate on the geopolitics and economics of the first half of the twentieth century under the Republic of China through World War II. Freeberne (1966) and Rackza (1998) extend the discussion of these topics through the second half of the century. A broad historical, geographical and cultural overview from the Han Chinese dominated government perspective is given by Cheng (1989), and is contrasted by a local Uygur perspective of similar scope provided by Rahman (2005) that highlights socioeconomic inequalities arising in the relations of this peripheral, minority ethnic region to the central state.
Item Description:Title from Web page (viewed November 7, 2016).
This portion of eHRAF world cultures was last updated in 2016 and is a revision and update of the microfiche file, Singkiang.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.