Warlords and Muslims in Chinese Central Asia: A Political History of Republican Sinkiang 1911-1949

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CUP Archive, Oct 9, 1986 - History - 376 pages
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This book provides a detailed study of Sinkiang - China's largest province, and of great strategic importance on the Russian border during the Warlord and Kuomintang Eras. It is 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 colonial kin and imperialism was not, and is not, an exclusively European preserve.
 

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Contents

the administration of Yang Tsenghsin
11
The economy of Sinkiang under Yang Tsenghsin
28
The annexation of the Khanate of Kumul
42
The first invasion of Ma Chungying
56
The outbreak of rebellion in the south and the collapse of
70
Turkic factionalism at Kashgar and Yarkand
89
Tungan invasion Turkic secession and Soviet
97
the Muslims under Sheng Shihtsai
128
Muslim separatism under the Kuomin
163
the Muslims on the eve of the communist
196
Conclusions
229
The constitution and composition of the TurkishIslamic
255
Schemes of Romanisation
344
Index
365
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