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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There are black and white pictures in the book, which are tastefully selected by the author and provides the reader more insight into this mysterious place. Kevin Kind rated it it was amazing Jan 07, Eurasian Crossroads does an outstanding job presenting a complex and involved history. Add both to Cart Add both xinjiaang List.

A tribe may become ascendant, carve out xinjlang “empire” only to be overtaken sometimes within decades, not centuries, as with Rome or Greece. Wenchuan Weng rated it really liked it Aug 29, A History of Xinjiang James A. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. No credit at all. Books by James A. 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.


Eurasian Crossroads

Tiananmen square gives good evidence that the Communist Party will not tolerate threats to order and the reaction to Falun Gong shows the leadership is still paranoid about religion. If follow the ebbs and flows of these highly fluid polities is taxing to say the least.

Jan 28, Rebecca rated it liked it Shelves: Set up a giveaway. This leads to many questions about nationalistic, separatist and terrorist issues and is vital in eutasian them. Choice A masterful and insightful piece of integrative scholarship, unique in the literature in its scope and execution, and a pleasure to read.


Eurasian Crossroads: A History of Xinjiang

Hurst- History – pages. Get to Know Us. A History of Xinjiang James A. In terms of a topic I do not think anyone could have chosen one harder than a history of Xinjiang. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Millward Hurst- History – pages 0 Reviews https: Dec 17, Kit Condill rated it it was amazing.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Customers who bought this item also bought. We are dealing with Chinese, Turkic, Russian, English and several other languages. 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. January External links: One geopolitical theme which recurs hiwtory Chinese empires extending into the Tarim basin and Dzungaria to interrupt links with steppe confederations to the northeast.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. During the restoration of order and the gradual improvement of economic life, nationality was accorded less special status and religion not fully restored.

Elsewhere in China, Han military expansion, was followed by soldier and peasant colonists from the heartland along with a policy of intermarriage, linguistic domination and cultural assimilation. Jiaqi rated it really liked it Apr 29, Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Repression brings on violent reaction and peoples do not want to live with the “others.

James Millward, the author, without reference to modern geographical literature, confuses the Kunlun Mountains, which skirt the southern rim of the Tarim Basin, with the Karakoram Mountains, which lie several miles to the south of these, in a manner similar to what Chou had tried some 47 years earlier. And all this is done so as to be accessible to non-specialists. Grace rated it it was amazing Jan 09, Refresh and try again.

Islam tended to push out its competitors but you could not pick allies or enemies based purely on religion, and only occasionally what we would now call Muslim fundamentalism ruled–and most people did not like it. The book is highly readable, and is the perfect book to start with on the region, and has references to almost any topic related to Xinjiang.


Histoyr History of Xinjiang. He discusses Xinjiang’s world historical role as a commercial entrepot and cultural conduit by which Buddhism, Christianity and Islam entered China and its interactions with Tibetan, Mongol and other Inner Asian empires as well as with Chinese dynasties. fo

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No eBook available Amazon. Exile groups in the Stans and bombers in Singkiang proclaim the existence massive anti-Chinese sentiment. Every single person and peoples, places or events with anything to do with the region has hundreds of different names and spelling variations and, for the novice, this is extremely daunting at first, but persevere it is worth it! For that I truly applaud Millward. While claiming to give a satellite camera view of Sinkiang and neighbouring areas, the author for some inexplicable reason chooses to be guided by erroneous ancient Chinese texts for the geographical description of the area, when it is fully known that many of these texts do not capture reality they purport to be describing and are currently of little geographical value.

The Qing recovery of Xinjiang following the rebellions of and the emirate of Ya’qub Beg, was “the last imperial campaign of a dying empire”. No author to my knowledge has explored this to any degree but it goes to the very heart of the matter in understanding the Xinjianb and Xinjiang. Jun 10, Josh Cossroads rated it it was amazing Shelves: To research it and then to make it into a readable and informative book is something Mr Millward has achieved admirably.

Confusing at first, but by far the most comprehensive, unbiased representation of the region’s history.