PDF | The problems of writing a history of China’s arid westernmost (and largest) province begin with what to what to call it. The People’s Republic of China. Eurasian Crossroads has 45 ratings and 8 reviews. Josh said: If you have any interest in the history of Xinjiang and the Chinese Silk Road, this is a gre. James Millward. Eurasian Crossroads: A History of Xinjiang. New York: Columbia University Press, pp. $ (cloth), ISBN

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The Cultural Revolution brought political chaos and took the economy to the point of collapse, but was followed by a period of reform and a return to more accommodating minority policies. If you have any interest in the crossrlads of Xinjiang and the Chinese Silk Road, this is a great book.

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Tiananmen square gives good evidence that eutasian Communist Party will not tolerate threats to order and the reaction to Falun Gong shows the leadership is still paranoid about religion.

Aug 13, Yang Chu rated it really liked it Shelves: I was mostly wrong. Eurasian Crossroads does an outstanding job presenting a complex and involved history. Although the US has gone along with Chinese labeling these groups as terrorist, it is not clear how the Singkiangese feel about them. The Qing recovery of Xinjiang following the rebellions of and the s of Ya’qub Beg, was “the last imperial campaign of a dying empire”. Aug 28, Stephen Sullivan rated it really liked it Shelves: I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Crossroada


One geopolitical theme which recurs is Chinese empires historyy into the Tarim basin and Dzungaria to interrupt links with steppe confederations to the northeast. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Remi rated it liked it Nov 26, The second difficulty is that, unlike for example the history of Greece or Rome, things in central Asia were incredibly fluid. It’s almost impossible to keep track of all the changing groups in the region without taking notes.

Eurasian Crossroads: A History of Xinjiang

Henryk rated it liked it Aug 05, Hurst- History – pages. Other editions – View all Eurasian Crossroads: Jane rated it liked it Apr 22, It is not clear how widespread the resentment is in the recent violence in Tibet some Hui Muslims were attacked and killed. Nicolas Becquelin China Quarterly [An] excellent There is extensive notes, pictures, and maps throughout the book along with a concise timeline and a wonderful biblography for further reading.

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The history was fascinatin An extremely well-researched and in depth books about the region of Xinjiang. And all this is done so as to be accessible to non-specialists. Does it have faults? I didn’t know that the PRC government implements a lot of Qing dynasty policies from the past to govern Xinjiang. Millward lays it all out there, from the beginning of time to historu s. The Return of Religion After Mao.

Forming one-sixth of the People’s Republic of China PRCXinjiang stands at the crossroads between China, India, the Mediterranean, and Russia and has, since the Bronze Age, played a pivotal role in the social, cultural, and political development of Asia and the world.


Eurasian Crossroads: A History of Xinjiang (James Millward)

James Millward draws on primary sources and scholarly research in several European and Asian languages to provide the first general account in English of the history of Xinjiang and its peoples from earliest times to the present. From inside the book. The author does his best not to be biased and providing different sides to the story.

Since antiquity it has stood at the crossroads between China, India, the Mediterranean and Russia. There’s another great review of Eurasian Crossroads that I recommend that includes quotes from the author himself.

To follow the ebbs and flows of these highly fluid polities is taxing to say the least. The renewed prosperity did not achieve one of the intended goals: Then followed a tremendous influx of Han moved to Singkiang for political reasons crossdoads immigrating for economic opportunity. Write a customer review.

Repression brings on violent reaction and peoples do not want to live with the “others. He specializes in the history of China and Central Eurasia, including Xinjiang. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

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