Eurasian Crossroads: A History of Xinjian, 1st Edition

  • James A. Millward
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  • ISBN-10: 0231511329
  • ISBN-13: 9780231511322
  • DDC: 951.6
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 352 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released August 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Presents a comprehensive study of the central Asian region of Xinjiang's history and people from antiquity to the present. Discusses Xinjiang's rich environmental, cultural and ethno-political heritage.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Illustrations.
Preface and Acknowledgements.
1: Ancient Encounters (Earliest Times–8th Century).
2: The Geographic Setting.
3: Xinjiang in Prehistory.
4: The Classical Period.
5: Measured Autonomy and Continued Connections, 3rd–6th Centuries.
6: Tang, Türks and Tibet.
7: Central Eurasia Ascendant (9th–16th Centuries).
8: The Uyghur Kingdom in Xinjiang.
9: The Qarakhanids.
10: Islamicisation of the Turks.
11: The Conversion of Khotan.
12: The Qara Khitay.
13: Küchlük Takes Over the Qara Khitay State.
14: The Mongol Imperial Period.
15: Uyghurs in the Mongol Period.
16: Moghulistan: The Muslim Chaghatayids.
17: Chaghatayid Decline and the Formation of New Peoples.
18: Chinese-Central Asian Relations and the East-West Caravan Trade.
19: The Silk Road in Early Modern Times.
20: Between Islam and China (16th–19th Centuries).
21: Sufi Proselytisation in the Tarim Basin.
22: The Naqshbandiyya and the ‘Khojas’.
23: Zunghar-Manchu Rivalry and the Qing Creation of ‘Xinjiang’.
24: Qing Xinjiang.
25: The Rebellions of 1864 and the Emirate of Ya’qub Beg.
26: Between Empire and Nation (Late 19th–Early 20th Century).
27: Reconquest.
28: Reconstruction.
29: Recovery of the Yili Valley.
30: Creating Xinjiang Province.
31: Achievements of Provincialisation.
32: Life in the Tarim Oases at the Turn of the Twentieth Century.
33: The Fall of the Qing.
34: Islamic Modern Education.
35: Xinjiang Jadidism and Turkic Nationalism.
36: Between China and the Soviet Union (1910s–1940s).
37: Yang Zengxin’s Administration.
38: The Deluge: Conflicts of the 1930s.
39: The Eastern Turkestan Republic, 1933–4.
40: The Sheng Shicai Era.
41: Guomindang Xinjiang.
42: ‘The Three Districts Revolution’ and a Second ‘Eastern Turkestan Republic’.
43: The CCP Takes Control of Xinjiang.
44: In the People’s Republic of China (1950s–1980s).
45: Establishing Control and Implementing Socialism (1949–58).
46: Twenty Years of Cultural Revolution (1957–78).
47: Reform, Recovery—and Reconciliation? (1978–80s).
48: Between China and the World (1990s–2000s).
49: Silk Roads and Eurasian Bridges.
50: Development.
51: The Peacock Flies West’: Migration to Xinjiang.
52: ‘A Dry and Semi-Dry Region’: Xinjiang’s Environment.
53: Dissent and Separatism.
54: Chinese Turkestan in the Early Twenty-First Century.
55: Balancing Acts.
56: ‘Mother of All Uyghurs’: Rabiyä Qadir.
57: A Far Western ‘Fairy Tale’ Success: Sun Guangxin.
58: Patriot on a Tightrope: Adil Hoshur.
Xinjiang Historical Timeline.
General Bibliography.