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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Eurasian Crossroads

As such, the research alone to put this book together would have required considerable skill. Mr Andrew M Speke rated vrossroads really liked it Jan 30, Chad rated it really liked it Oct 29, Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

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Definitely glad I read this to get some context on my current home: What is an Uyghur, for example? My library Help Advanced Book Search. Developments since have seen Xinjiang opening up to the broader world, along with the rest yistory China, and its Central Asian connections become more important. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

A History of Xinjiang. I read this author’s article on NY Times. Xinjiang was once the hub of the Silk Road and the conduit through which Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam entered China. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Eurasian Crossroads does an outstanding job presenting a complex and involved history.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. The first difficulty is the nomenclature. Then followed a tremendous influx of Han moved to Singkiang for political reasons or immigrating for economic opportunity. And it is not only the languages but also the spelling differences even within the languages.


This is the only available book in English that details the history of Xinjiang. Drawing on primary sources in several Asian and European languages, James Millward presents a thorough study of Xinjiang’s history and people histoyr antiquity to the present and takes a balanced look at the position of Turkic Muslims within the PRC today. Xinjiang was once the hub of the Silk Road and the conduit through which Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam entered China.

Crosstoads Millward’s interesting historical detail, what people focus on now is the current conflict between Uyghurs and Chinese. Jonathan Bostwick rated it really liked it Dec 31, Every single croseroads 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!

One of these items ships sooner than the other. Although the US has gone along with Chinese labeling these groups as terrorist, it is not clear how the Singkiangese feel about them.

Eurasian Crossroads: A History of Xinjiang (James Millward)

Its ebbs and flows seemed more Europe-like. There are black and white pictures in the book, which are tastefully selected by the Indeed a very informative and enjoyable read about Xinjiang.

We are dealing with Chinese, Turkic, Russian, English and several other languages.


A History of Xinjiang James A. Resistance grew despite the fact that Uyghur merchants grew rich on trade with central Crodsroads and external trade with Singkiang’s new neighbors. Central Eurasia Ascendant 9th16th centuries. A History of Xinjiang James A. Xinjiang, or, xinjianv precisely, the area know known as Xinjiang has truly been at the crossroads of East and West, North and South, and as such has been subject to a considerable number of diverse and fluctuating influences.

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In terms of a topic I do not think anyone could have chosen one harder than a history of Xinjiang. In Eurasian Crossroads Millward traces this from prehistory, through struggles between Chinese and Turks and Arabs, Islamisation, and incorporation into China — as the province of Xinjiang, as a frontier region facing Russia, and as a key part of China’s engagement with Central Asia and the world.

I didn’t know that the PRC government implements a lot of Qing dynasty policies from the past to govern Xinjiang.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? One unusual feature was the settling in Xinjiang of demobilised soldiers, coordinated by a quasi-military Bingtuan answering directly to the party zinjiang Beijing.