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Warlords and Muslims in Chinese Central Asia
ISBN :   9789744801616
WL Order Code :    E22642
Price :    Euro21.25
Print :   Bangkok 2010, repr. from 1986;
Size :   412 pp., 16 pp. illus., 150 x 210 mm pbk. Weight  0.600 kg
  Forbes, Andrew D. W.

Warlords and Muslims in Chinese Central Asia
:A Political History of Republican Sinkiang 1911-1949
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This is a political history of Republican Sinkiang 1911-1949 and provides a detailed study of Sinkiang (Xinjiang)—China’s largest province, and of great strategic importance on the Russian border during the Warlord and Kuomintang Eras. It is written to present an analysis of the internal warlord and Islamic politics of Sinkiang, as well as to take account of ‘great power’ interests in this region, during a period in which it was essentially a Han Chinese colony in the heart of Central Asia. The study is of relevance not only to the history of twentieth century China, but also to the politics of Islamic reassertion in Central Asia; to the development of the Soviet Union as an imperial power in the Tsarist Russian mould; to an understanding of the cultural and political aspirations of China’s national minorities; and should serve—in a world preoccupied with Western colonialism and imperialism—as a reminder that colonialism and imperialism were not, and are not, an exclusively European preserve.

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