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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Singkiang seems very different from Tibet although there are similarities in how China treated it.

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The renewed prosperity did not achieve one of the intended goals: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Does it have faults? Eurasian Crossroads does an outstanding job presenting a complex and involved history.

It’s almost impossible to keep track of all the changing groups in the region without taking notes. Shopbop Designer Croxsroads Brands. Wenchuan Weng rated it really liked it Aug 29, Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The history was fascinatin An extremely well-researched and in depth histry about the region of Xinjiang. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. It was by no means a frozen Asiatic world.

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Tiananmen square gives good evidence that the Communist Party will not tolerate threats to order and the reaction w Falun Gong shows the leadership is still paranoid about religion. I’m amazed he was able to piece together a coherent narrative from all the various sources in several different languages, despite frequent gaps and periodic destructions, all while pointing out common historical trends.


First of all, until recently we gave little credit to the civilizations of the Silk Road, yet Iranians, Bactrians, Kazaks, Kirghizians, Mongolians and Uyghurs of various stripes built vigorous societies which flowed back and forth across what is now Xinjiang.

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Chinese policy on nationalities and the inability to make instant socialist change, where there was neither consensus nor hkstory ways of life, kept the impact somewhat in check. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. I didn’t know that the PRC government implements a lot of Qing dynasty policies from the past to govern Xinjiang.

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”. The author does his best not to be biased and providing different sides to the story. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Although the US has gone along with Chinese labeling these groups as terrorist, it gistory not clear how the Singkiangese feel about them. But in Singkiang that did not happen. The second difficulty is that, unlike for example the history of Greece or Rome, things in central Asia were incredibly fluid. It was also the point at which the Chinese, Turkic, Tibetan, and Mongolian empires communicated and struggled with one another. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

But these are not criticisms because I honestly believe such a book that does not exhibit some of these characteristics could not be written. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Millward Hurst- History – pages 0 Reviews https: Jun 10, Josh Summers rated it it was amazing Shelves: And it is not only the languages but also the spelling differences hisrory within the languages.


This is a unique book that fills a desperate gap in Central Asian history and does a invaluable service to the history of Xinjiang. The history was fascinating, but I really struggled reading it at points.

Somewhere in there some Han became Muslims, the Hui. These ran into resistance as among the pastoralists who fought back, killed their stock or fled to avoid settlement. Gaute rated it it was amazing Feb 19, Lists with This Book. Buddha’s Way Through Darwin’s World. Is it a xinkiang history of Xinjiang? Set up a giveaway. The Souls of China: Chou En-lai attempted to draw inspiration from these texts during discussions with Nehru on the Sino-Indian boundary question in New Delhi in Explore the Home Gift Guide.

Resistance grew despite the fact that Uyghur merchants grew rich on trade with central China and external trade with Singkiang’s new neighbors.

Eurasian Crossroads: A History of Xinjiang

As in Tibet, for a while things went not too badly. Showing of 7 reviews. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. While offering od material and perspectives for specialists, this engaging survey of Xinjiang’s rich environmental, cultural, and ethno-political heritage is also written for travelers, students, and xinjjang eager to learn about this vital connector between East and West.

And what to do when the communities are interwoven. Although the myriad of ethnicities is bewildering, Millward’s book is a good history. Preview — Eurasian Crossroads by James A.