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China: Xinjiang (Eastern Turkestan)

(see also China, China: Maoist Era, China since 1980 & Central Asia General)

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CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

New Internationalist Profile.

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators.

World Guide.

On the Web: Articles

The Soviets in Xinjiang, 1911-1949. Mark Dickens (n.d.).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Central Asia/Caucasus Institute.

Eastern Turkistan Information Center.

Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organization (UNPO).

WWW Virtual Library.

In the Library: Articles

Cooper, Gene. "An interview with Chinese anthropologists," Current Anthropology 14,4 (1973):480-82. Insight into national minorities policy.

Dreyer, June. "China's minority nationalities: traditional & party elites," Pacific Affairs 43,4 (1970-71).

Marquand, Robert. "Pressure to conform in west," Christian Science Monitor (9/29/03):11

________. “Go west: China looks to tranform its frontier,” Christian Science Monitor (9/26/03):7.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Amnesty International. People's Republic of China: Gross Violations of Human Rights in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (NY, 1999).

Anon. A Short History of Chinese Turkestan (Srinagar: U. of Kashmir, 1981).

Baldick, Julian. Imaginary Muslims: The Uwaysi Sufis of Central Asia (NY: Tauris, 1993).

Barnett, A. Doak. China's Far West: Four Decades of Change (Boulder: Westview, 1993).

Ben-Adam, Justin. Oasis Identitities: Uighur Nationalism along China's Silk Road (NY: Columbia, 1997).

Benson, Linda. The Ili Rebellion: The Moslem Challenge to Chinese Authority in Xinjiang, 1944-1949 (Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1990).

__________. China's Last Nomads: The History & Culture of China's Kazaks (Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpel, 1998).

Chen, Jack. The Sinkiang Story (NY: Macmillan, 1977).

Cheng P'ing & Lo An-chi. Xinjiang: The Land & the People (Beijing: New World, 1989).

Christian, David. A History of Russia, Central Asia & Mongolia (Oxford: Blackwell, 1998).

Chu, Wen-chang. The Moslem Rebellion in Northwest China, 1862-1878: A Study of Government Minority Policy (The Hague: Mouton, 1966).

Forbes, Andrew D.W. Warlords & Muslims in Chinese Central Asia: A Political History of Republican Sinkiang, 1911-1949 (NY: Cambridge, 1986).

Gladney, Dru C. China. Prospects for the Uighur People in the Chinese Nation-State: History, Cultural Survival & the Future (Geneva: UNHCR, 1999).

Hali, Awelkhan; Zengxiang Li & Karl W. Luckert. Kazakh Traditions of China (Lanham MD: U. Press of America, 1998).

Hasiotis, Arthur C. Soviet Political, Economic & Military Involvement in Sinkiang from 1928 to 1949 (NY: Garland, 1987).

Hedin, Sven. The Flight of "Big Horse": The Trail of War in Central Asia (NY: E.P. Dutton, 1936).

Henze, Paul B. Xinjiang & Ex-Soviet Central Asia: Impressions of Chinese Turkestan (Santa Monica: RAND, 1995).

Hopkirk, Peter. Foreign Devils on the Silk Road: The Search for the Lost Cities & Treasures of Chinese Central Asia (London: Murray, 1980).

Kamal, Ahmad. Land Without Laughter (NY: Scribner, 1940).

Lattimore, Owen. High Tartary (2nd ed.; NY: AMS, 1975).

__________. Pivot of Asia: Sinkiang & the Inner Asian Frontiers of China & Russia (Boston: Little, Brown, 1950).

McMillen, Donald H. Chinese Communist Power & Policy in Xinjiang, 1949-1977 (Boulder: Westview, 1979).

Millward, James A. Beyond the Pass: Economy, Ethnicity & Empire in Qing Central Asia, 1759-1864 (Stanford, 1998).

Norins, Martin R. Gateway to Asia: Sinkiang, Frontier of the Chinese Far West (NY: John Day, 1944).

Perdue, Peter C. China Marches West: The Qing Conquest of Central Eurasia (Cambridge MA: Harvard U., 2005). Mongolia, Xinjiang & Tibet.

Seth, Vikram. From Heaven Lake: Travels through Sinkiang & Tibet (London: Chatto & Windus, 1983).

Sheel, Kamal. Peasant Society & Marxist Intellectuals in China. Fang Zhimin & the Origin of a Revolutionary Movement in the Xinjiang Region (Princeton: Princeton U, 1989).

Skrine, C.P. Chinese Central Asia (NY: Barnes & Noble, 1971).

Soucek, Svatopluk. A History of Inner Asia (NY: Cambridge, 2000).

Stein, Aurel. On Ancient Central-Asian Tracks (ed. Jeannette Mirsky; NY: Pantheon, 1964).

Tyler, Christian. Wild West China: The Taming of Xinjiang (New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers, 2005).

Waley-Cohen, Joanna. Exile in Mid-Qing China: Banishment to Xinjiang, 1758-1820 (New Haven: Yale, 1991).

Wang, David D. Under the Soviet Shadow: The Yining Incident. Ethnic Conflicts & International Rivalry in Xinjiang, 1944-1949 (Hong Kong: Chinese U, 1999).

__________. Clouds over Tianshan: Essays on Social Disturbance in Xinjiang in the 1940s (Copenhagen: NIAS, 1999).

Wei, Ts'ui-i & K.W. Luckert. Uighur Stories from Along the Silk Road (Lanham MD: University Press, 1998).

Whiting, Allen S. U Sheng Shih-ts'ai. Sinkiang: Pawn or Pivot? (East Lansing: Michigan State, 1958).

Wu, Ai-ch'en. Turkestan Tumult (London: Methuen, 1940).

Yung, Peter. Xinjiang, the Silk Road: Islam's Overland Route to China (NY: Oxford, 1986).

In the Library: Fiction

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

Conklin, Paul; David Conklin & Peter Conklin. Land of Yesterday, Land of Tomorrow: Discovering Chinese Central Asia (NY: Cobblehill, 1992).

Myrdal, Jan & Gun Kessle. The Silk Road (NY: Pantheon, 1979).

Thubron, Colin & Carlos Navajas. The Silk Road, China: Beyond the Celestial Kingdom (London: Pyramid, 1989).

Weng, Wei-ch'uan & Peter Yung. Bazaars of Chinese Turkestan: Life & Trade along the Old Silk Road (NY: Oxford, 1997).

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