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Politics and History in Central Asia

The Uyghur Community

Diaspora, Identity and Geopolitics

Editors: Kurmangaliyeva Ercilasun, Güljanat, Ercilasun, Konuralp (Eds.)

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  • Offers key insights into the Uyghur community, notably in regards to identity, religion and diaspora
  • Addresses the issue of identity politics and the Uyghur relationship with China
  • Examines the 2009 Urumqi clashes and their long term impact on Turkish-Chinese relations
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About this book

This book analyses the Uyghur community, presenting a brief historical background of the Uyghurs and debating the challenges of emerging Uyghur nationalism in the early 20th century. It elaborates on key issues within the community, such as the identity and current state of religion and worship. It also offers a thoughtful and comprehensive analysis of the Uyghur diaspora, addressing the issue of identity politics, the position of the Uyghurs in Central Asia, and the relations of the Uyghurs with Beijing, notably analyzing the 2009 Urumqi clashes and their long term impact on Turkish-Chinese relations. Re-examining Urghur identity through the lens of history, religion and politics, this is a key read for all scholars interested in China, Eurasia and questions of ethnicity and religion.

About the authors

Dr Güljanat Kurmangaliyeva Ercilasun is Associate Professor of History at the Department of Modern Turkic Studies, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey. Her research focuses on the political and socio-cultural history of the Kazakhs and Kyrgyzs in the 19th-20th centuries; philology, intelligentsia, religion, and family institutions, as well as oral history.

 

Dr Konuralp Ercilasun is Professor of History at Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey. He works on the history of Kashgar, as well as various topics such as Xiongnu, Bishkek, the Silk Road and issues pertaining to the modern history of Central Asia.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Land, the People, and the Politics in a Historical Context

    Ercilasun, Konuralp

    Pages 1-16

  • A View from the Nineteenth Century: Eastern Turkistanese-Chinese Cultural Relations in Chokan Valikhanov’s Works

    Kurmangaliyeva Ercilasun, Güljanat

    Pages 17-26

  • Factors and Challenges of Uyghur Nationalism in the Early Twentieth Century

    Tursun, Nabijan

    Pages 27-58

  • Religion and the Uyghurs: A Contemporary Overview

    Mackerras, Colin

    Pages 59-84

  • Constructing the Uyghur Diaspora: Identity Politics and the Transnational Uyghur Community

    Kuşçu Bonnenfant, Işık

    Pages 85-103

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-52297-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-53144-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Uyghur Community
Book Subtitle
Diaspora, Identity and Geopolitics
Editors
  • Güljanat Kurmangaliyeva Ercilasun
  • Konuralp Ercilasun
Series Title
Politics and History in Central Asia
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52297-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-52297-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53144-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 189
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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