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Xinjiang and the expansion of Chinese Communist power : Kashgar in the early twentieth century
Éditeur Routledge
Année 2014, cop. 2014
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Xinjiang and the expansion of Chinese Communist power : Kashgar in the early twentieth century
1 vol. (xxxiii-252 p.) : ill., portraits ; 24 cm
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Kashgar in the early twentieth century
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Silk Road city in the land of mountain and desert Kashgar and the Chinese Republic, 1911-1949 Kashgar and the Eastern Turkestan Islamic Republic Illustrations from the Hook Collection The view from Chinibagh 1: Britain's Consulate-General in Kashgar and Xinjiang under Governor Jin Shuren The view from Chinibagh 2: the Consulate-General and the 1933-4 revolt in southern Xinjiang Communist activists in the Kashgar region during the 1930s and 1940s Border security and the battle against the British and smugglers: Hu Dong in Tashkurgan Tax and currency reform in Kashgar Illustrations from the Hook Collection Education and running a county: Li Yunyang in Kashgar and Maralbashi (Bachu) Educating girls and working with women: Wu Naijun in Kashgar and Maralbashi Kashgar newspaperman: Wang Mo and Xinjiang Daily Honest and public-spirited official: Xu Liang Political commissar on the frontier: Zhou Chunlin Abudukerimhan Mehsum Entry of the PLA into Kashgar and the "peaceful liberation" of Xinjiang Liberating Khotan: Bai Chushi in southern Xinjiang Colonising Kashgar in the name of the people
"Xinjiang, China's far northwestern province where the majority of the population are Muslim Uyghurs, was for most of its history contested territory. On the Silk Road, a region of overlapping cultures, the province was virtually independent until the late nineteenth century, nominally part of the Qing Empire, with considerable interest taken in it by the British and the Russians as part of their Great Game rivalry in Asia. Ruled by warlords in the early twentieth century, it was occupied in 1949-50 by the People's Liberation Army, since when attempts have been made to integrate the province more fully into China. This book outlines the history of Xinjiang. It focuses on the key city of Kashgar, the symbolic heart of Uighur society, drawing on a large body of records in which ordinary people provided information on the period around the communist takeover. These records provide an exceptionally rich source, showing how ordinary Uyghurs lived their everyday lives before the communist takeover, and how their lives were profoundly affected by the communist takeover. Subjects covered by the book include Eastern Turkestan independence, regional politics, local government, the military, taxation, education and the press"--
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