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Eurasian Crossroads

A History of Xinjiang

Author: James A. Millward

Publisher: Hurst Publishers

ISBN: 1849040672

Category: Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu (China)

Page: 440

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This is the history of Xinjiang, the vast central Eurasian region bordering India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Krygyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia. This book explores the role it has played in the social, cultural and political development of Asia and the world.

Xinjiang: China's Muslim Borderland

China's Muslim Borderland

Author: S. Frederick Starr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317451376

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

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Eastern Turkestan, now known as Xinjiang or the New Territory, makes up a sixth of China's land mass. Absorbed by the Qing in the 1880s and reconquered by Mao in 1949, this Turkic-Muslim region of China's remote northwest borders on formerly Soviet Central Asia, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Mongolia, and Tibet, Will Xinjiang participate in twenty-first century ascendancy, or will nascent Islamic radicalism in Xinjiang expand the orbit of instability in a dangerous part of the world? This comprehensive survey of contemporary Xinjiang is the result of a major collaborative research project begun in 1998. The authors have combined their fieldwork experience, linguistic skills, and disciplinary expertise to assemble the first multifaceted introduction to Xinjiang. The volume surveys the region's geography; its history of military and political subjugation to China; economic, social, and commercial conditions; demography, public health, and ecology; and patterns of adaption, resistance, opposition, and evolving identities.

The Oxford History of Islam

Author: John L. Esposito

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199880417

Category: Religion

Page: 768

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Lavishly illustrated with over 300 pictures, including more than 200 in full color, The Oxford History of Islam offers the most wide-ranging and authoritative account available of the second largest--and fastest growing--religion in the world. John L. Esposito, Editor-in-Chief of the four-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, has gathered together sixteen leading scholars, both Muslim and non-Muslim, to examine the origins and historical development of Islam--its faith, community, institutions, sciences, and arts. Beginning in the pre-Islamic Arab world, the chapters range from the story of Muhammad and his Companions, to the development of Islamic religion and culture and the empires that grew from it, to the influence that Islam has on today's world. The book covers a wide array of subjects, casting light on topics such as the historical encounter of Islam and Christianity, the role of Islam in the Mughal and Ottoman empires, the growth of Islam in Southeast Asia, China, and Africa, the political, economic, and religious challenges of European imperialism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and Islamic communities in the modern Western world. In addition, the book offers excellent articles on Islamic religion, art and architecture, and sciences as well as bibliographies. Events in the contemporary world have led to an explosion of interest and scholarly work on Islam. Written for the general reader but also appealing to specialists, The Oxford History of Islam offers the best of that recent scholarship, presented in a readable style and complemented by a rich variety of illustrations.

Periodica Islamica

An International Contents Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Islam

Page: N.A

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Journal of Asian History

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Asia

Page: N.A

View: 460

Central Asia Monitor

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Asia, Central

Page: N.A

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İlhan Tekeli için armağan yazılar

Author: Selim İlkin,Orhan Silier,Murat Güvenç

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789753331845

Category: Social sciences

Page: 590

View: 3233

Tekeli, Ilhan; Social studies; festschriften.

Studies in Medieval Inner Asia

Author: Denis Sinor

Publisher: Variorum

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 340

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This latest collection of studies by Denis Sinor well illustrates the author's expertise in dealing with the vast scope of Inner Asian history, drawing on sources from Chinese to Latin, and ranging widely in time and place. The first section focuses on the eastern sphere, in particular the history of the Türk Empire, and also includes a hitherto unpublished study of the Uighur Empire of Mongolia; the following one is concerned with the impact of the steppe peoples to the West, in Europe, and with Latin sources for Inner Asia. The final group of papers looks at aspects of the customs and civilisation of these 'greedy Barbarians'; on the one hand, for instance, their diplomatic practices and use of interpreters, on the other, the custom of scalping.

Studies on the Jurchens and the Chin Dynasty

Author: Herbert Franke,Hok-lam Chan

Publisher: Variorum

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 374

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The studies collected here derive in large part from the collaborative Chin history project, to which Professors Chan and Franke have made a massive contributuion. The Jurchens lived in northeastern Manchuria as hunters, fishers and farmers, until 1115 when they founded a dynastic state called Chin and went on to conquer northern China. Some of the studies here deal with the way of life of the pre-dynastic Jurchens, others with the law and institutions of the Chin state, and the treaties by which they sought to regulate their conflict with the Sung dynasty to the south. Taken together, these studies depict the varying mixture of Chinese and native traditions and customs that were adopted, presenting a detailed analysis of this multinational regime in medieval China.

Essays on Tang and Pre-Tang China

Author: Edwin George Pulleyblank

Publisher: Aldershot [England] : Ashgate

ISBN: 9780860788584

Category: History

Page: 220

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This first volume of studies by Professor Pulleyblank opens with an abridged version of his inaugural lecture at Cambridge, on Chinese history and world history. The next pieces look at the historiography of Tang China, and more broadly at Chinese attitudes to the writing of history and the critical methods that were employed.The An Lushan rebellion (755CE) forms an important focal point in the book, with studies on the racial background of the rebel and the impact of the rebellion on governmental systems, as well as on the intellectual history of the period.A further article examines the system of population registration in Tang China and its bearing on the interpretation of population statistics, while the final item goes outside the Tang to discuss the origins and role of slavery as a legal institution in China.

China and the Asian Seas

Trade, Travel, and Visions of the Other (1400-1750)

Author: Roderich Ptak

Publisher: Variorum

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 326

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China's seaborne trade in the early modern period consisted of three sectors: government trade, tribute trade, and private trade. The first two were particularly active in the early 15th century, whereas private sea trade, both legal and illegal, was more dominant in later periods. The articles in the first part of this book mainly feature the early 15th century. They discuss structural issues and also deal with Cheng Ho's voyages into the Indian Ocean and the later accounts of this. The next part surveys the period dominated by private trade, with comparisons between the Chinese and the Portuguese trading systems. Part 3 discusses views of the 'Other', in this case Chinese views of maritime Asia. This involves detailed investigations of ethnographic accounts and shows that much work hitherto taken at face value by historians, should be reinvestigated in the light of sino-centric ideas and traditional Chinese rhetoric.

China's Seaborne Trade with South and Southeast Asia, 1200-1750

Author: Roderich Ptak

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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This second selection of studies by Professor Ptak focuses on Chinese maritime trade in the medieval and early modern periods. The first section deals with contacts between China and individual places, in particular Timor, the Sulu Islands, southern India and the islands of the Indian Ocean. Chinese geographical and other accounts of these areas and the trade routes leading to them are examined and where possible, compared with Arabic and Western works from the colonial period. The second part looks at trade in specific commodities such as sandalwood, coral, horses, tortoise-shell, ebony, cloves and tea. Relevant Chinese terms, the uses of each commodity, and the production and distribution are analysed. Both qualitative and quantitative information is drawn from the sources and it is demonstrated that many trade items were much more significant in international business than has been thought. At the same time, these studies highlight the importance of Chinese consumption in driving world commodity flows.

Court Culture and Literature in Early China

Author: David R. Knechtges

Publisher: Variorum

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 239

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The studies brought together here focus upon the literary and cultural activity of the Chinese court during the Han and early medieval period. The first section concerns court literature in the Former Han and deals with the role of literature, especially poetry, at both the imperial and princely courts, including one study of the writings attributed to an imperial concubine, who used poetry to express her resentment at falling from the emperor's favour. The next section looks at a leading court writer of the Late Western Han dynasty, Yang Xiong, while the third part deals with the leading poetic genre of this period, the fu or rhapsody. These papers examine major themes such as praise, travel, dating and authenticity, and problems of translation. The volume concludes with two articles on food culture in early and medieval China.

China and the Mongols

History and Legend Under the Yüan and Ming

Author: Hok-lam Chan

Publisher: Variorum

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 96

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A common theme linking these papers is that of the interaction of élite and popular traditions, as found in the writings and folktales of Yüan and Ming China. The first studies focus on historical writings, not just as topics of intellectual and cultural history, but as foundations for understanding the sources of that time and seeing how earlier periods were viewed - for example, in the composition of the Liao, Chin and Sung histories at the Mongol-Yüan court in the 1340s. A second cluster examines a number of popular legends in which Mongol and Chinese elements can be seen to mix: the use of a bowshot in choosing a site, as in the story of the founding of Peking; the legends of the foundation of the Ming dynasty; or the image and fictionalisation of the great Ming statesman, Liu Chi.

Immortals, Festivals, and Poetry in Medieval China

Studies in Social and Intellectual History

Author: Donald Holzman

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 342

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The papers in this volume are concerned with the themes of religion, poetry and song in early medieval China. Religion is to the fore in the first two sections, dealing with Daoist immortals and their cult, as reflected in poetic works of the first three centuries AD. Also examined are the songs used in religious ceremonies and the origins and history of the cold food festival. The last group of articles includes a major study of the poems of Ji Kang (223-262) as well as other poetry of the 4th-5th centuries, and an analysis of the changing image of the merchant from the 4th to the 9th centuries.

The Mongols in the Islamic Lands

Studies in the History of the Ilkhanate

Author: Reuven Amitai

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 358

View: 7673

This book brings together a series of studies that deal with the impact of the Mongols in the eastern Muslim world. Their focus is the state established around 1260 by Hülegü, grandson of Chinggis Khan, and the subjects covered include: the development of the land-tenure system; the title ilkhan; the use of Arabic sources for the history of the Ilkhanate; the eventual conversion of the Mongols to Islam; and - most prominently - the ongoing war with the Mamluk Sultanate to the west.

Chinese Literature in Transition from Antiquity to the Middle Ages

Author: Donald Holzman

Publisher: Variorum

ISBN: 9780860786894

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 350

View: 6054

Five articles on Chinese 'philosophical conversations' and on Ancient Chinese literature and literary criticism are followed by a short book showing how the birth of landscape poetry in the fourth century AD marked the beginning of a 'Middle Ages'.

Ceylon and the Dutch, 1600-1800

External Influences and Internal Change in Early Modern Sri Lanka

Author: Sinnappah Arasaratnam

Publisher: Variorum

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 332

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This collection of essays, the second by Professor Arasaratnam, represents over three decades of scholarship on the impact of the Dutch on the society and economy of Ceylon, and is introduced by a new essay reflecting on the historiography of the period. Basing himself on unpublished material held in the archives of the Netherlands and Sri Lanka, the author explores a number of related themes: the place of the island in international commerce; the political and administrative processes by means of which the Dutch established themselves; the impact of Christian missionary activity; and the indigenous reaction to and accommodation with Dutch power. Dutch colonial rule over some 150 years was responsible for initiating many changes in traditional institutions, and an understanding of these changes is important in explaining an ongoing process of modernization in Sri Lankan society. At the same time, the studies together present a valuable case study of the interaction between a colonial power and the indigenous people.

The World of the Indian Ocean, 1500-1800

Studies in Economic, Social and Cultural History

Author: M.N. Pearson

Publisher: Variorum

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 340

View: 7794

A collection of articles published between 1968 and 2001 which deal with a range of themes centring around the history of the Indian Ocean region, including the economic history of the area, social and religious themes, and medical exchanges between European settlers and the indigenous population.

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