Xinjiang: China's Muslim Borderland (Google eBook)

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S. Frederick Starr
M.E. Sharpe, Mar 15, 2004 - History
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Eastern Turkestan, now known as Xinjiang or the New Territory, makes up a sixth of China's land mass. Absorbed by the Qing in the 1880s and reconquered by Mao in 1949, this Turkic-Muslim region of China's remote northwest borders on formerly Soviet Central Asia, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Mongolia, and Tibet, Will Xinjiang participate in China's twenty-first century ascendancy, or will nascent Islamic radicalism in Xinjiang expand the orbit of instability in a dangerous part of the world?

This comprehensive survey of contemporary Xinjiang is the result of a major collaborative research project begun in 1998. The authors have combined their fieldwork experience, linguistic skills, and disciplinary expertise to assemble the first multifacted introduction to Xinjiang. The volume surveys the region's geography; its history of military and political subjugation to China; economic, social, and commercial conditions; demography, public health, and ecology; and patterns of adaption, resistance, opposiiton, and evolving identities.

  

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Though I have a solid background in Inner Asian history (from ancient times to the present) and an adequate knowledge of modern Chinese history, there is still plenty I don't know about Xinjiang. In ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
3
Historical Background
26
Political and Cultural History of the Xinjiang Region through the Late Nineteenth Century
27
Political History and Strategies of Control 18841978
63
Chinese Policy Today
99
The Chinese Program of Development and Control 19782001
101
The Great Wall of Steel Military and Strategy in Xinjiang
120
The Economy of Xinjiang
163
The Ecology of Xinjiang A Focus on Water
264
Public Health and Social Pathologies in Xinjiang
276
The Indigenous Response
297
Acculturation and Resistance Xinjiang Identities in Flux
299
Islam in Xinjiang
320
Contested Histories
353
Responses to Chinese Rule Patterns of Cooperation and Opposition
375
Notes
397

Education and Social Mobility among Minority Populations in Xinjiang
190
A Land of Borderlands Implications of Xinjiangs Transborder Interactions
216
Costs of Control and Development
239
The Demography of Xinjiang
241
Bibliographic Guide to Xinjiang
451
Contributors
463
Index
469
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