The Ili Rebellion: The Moslem Challenge to Chinese Authority in Xinjiang, 1944-1949
In 1944 Moslem forces in China's westernmost province of Xinjiang rose against the Chinese authorities and succeeded in establishing a small independent Islamic state - the East Turkestan Republic. Based on newly available archival material, this book describes the Moslem challenge to Chinese rule and documents the Nationalist government's response to newly awakened Turkic-Moslem nationalism on China's most remote and politically sensitive north-western frontier. With this book, Linda Benson aims to break new ground in the study of Sino-Soviet relations and especially of the policies of Chinese governments toward their national minorities.
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Geographical and Historical Background to the Rebellion
The Establishment of the East Turkestan Republic
Xinjiangs 1946 Coalition Government
The Xinjiang Coalition January to July 1947
Xinjiang After the Collapse of the Coalition 19471949
The Peace Agreement of January 2 1946
Chinese Transliteration of Turkic Names
List of Interviews
Why Are We Fighting?
Struggle for the Motherland
Government Political Program
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According affairs Ahmet Jan Kasimi Altai appointment Ashan Assembly August Beidashan border Burhan central government chairman Chiang China proper Chinese government Chinese military Chongqing citing coalition government continued corruption cultural delegates Despite East Turkestan Republic economic elections established ETR government faction fighting forces FRUS further garrison Graham Guomindang Haji Han Chinese Ibid implementation incident included Isa Yusuf Alptekin Islamic January jiang July June Kashgar Kazak major Manchu Mehmet Emin Bugra ment Mesut minister Mongol Mongolian Moslem Nanjing national minorities Nationalist troops Northwest November officials organization Osman Batur peace agreement political population posts problems provincial government rebellion region religious Report representatives rumors September Seventy Sheng Shicai Sinkiang Sino-Soviet sources Soviet Union speech Tacheng Taibei three districts tion trade Turki Turki nationalists Turkish U.S. Consul Uighur unity Urumqi USSR Xinjiang Daily Xinjiang Provincial Yining Zhang Dajun Zhang Zhizhong
Page xiii - I derived a great deal of benefit also from research conducted at the Library of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University and I wish to thank Dr Richard F.