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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To follow the ebbs and flows of these highly fluid polities is taxing to say the least. Return to Book Page. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The renewed prosperity did not achieve one of the intended goals: Again and it is only my opinion that the ethnicity of the Uyghurs was not more fully examined Notwithstanding the foregoing Millward’s book is very good.

For the beginner this is extremely challenging but it helps A history of Xinjiang and ergo the study thereof is fraught with many difficulties particularly relating to pre eurasisn The author ceossroads everything from the Stone Age to the early s.

Eurasian Crossroads

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. 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.

Account Options Sign in. 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. I have to say this author is a total liar. There are black and white pictures in the book, which are tastefully selected by the Indeed a very informative and enjoyable read about Xinjiang. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. But in Singkiang that did not happen.


As such, the research alone to put this book together would have required considerable skill.

Eurasian Crossroads: A History of Xinjiang (James Millward)

Super interesting to learn of the region’s ambiguous role as China’s hinterland through the centuries, the mutable nature and Soviet origins of China’s ethnic minority designations, the impact of seemingly unrelated global events on daily life of Uyghurs, the shifting landscape of Western Hishory and counter terrorism propaganda If you like this sort of thing, this book is really great.

Unlike the Tibetans and the Han Chinese Uyghurs are an amalgam and many are called Uyghurs today that do not have their ethnic roots with the “Uyghur tribes of very early times. Grace rated it it was amazing Jan 09, ccrossroads By doing so, Millward may have unwittingly lent himself open to criticism that in his professional work he appears to be guided more by some age old Chinese text than hard scientific evidence. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

And what to do when the communities are interwoven. Besides separatist concerns, Xinjiang’s energy resources, strategic position, and rapid development have gained it international attention in recent decades. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. It was by no means a frozen Asiatic world. No credit at all.

This is a unique book that fills a desperate gap in Central Asian history and does a invaluable service to the history of Xinjiang.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Forming one-sixth of the People’s Republic of China PRCXinjiang stands at the crossroads between Eurqsian, India, the Mediterranean, and Russia and has, since the Bronze Age, eurasixn a pivotal role in the social, cultural, and political development of Asia and the world.


Millward Limited preview – As a “cross road” as the title implies we have to deal with so many different names for the same thing. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

Although the US has gone along with Chinese labeling these groups as terrorist, it is not clear how the Singkiangese feel about them. However, it is so dense and so complicated crosaroads it would be difficult for a complete beginner to get into. In terms of a topic I do not think anyone could have chosen one harder than a history of Xinjiang.

Eurasian Crossroads: A History of Xinjiang by James A. Millward

Xinjiang was once the hub of the Silk Road and the conduit through which Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam entered China. This is the only available book in English that details the history of Xinjiang.

Columbia University Press July 28, Language: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The situation now is another of the world’s insoluble ethnic conflicts and presents a situation where the development of Singkiang now exceeds its carrying capacity.

For example the Uyghurs, or that group who are generally referred to as the “Uyghurs” carved out an impressive empire that only lasted a hundred or so years. 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”. English Choose a language for shopping.