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Central Asia

a new history from the imperial conquests to the present
Verfasser*in: Suche nach Verfasser*in Khalid, Adeeb
Verfasser*innenangabe: Adeeb Khalid
Jahr: 2021
Verlag: Princeton ; Oxford, Princeton University Press
Mediengruppe: Buch
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Central Asia is often seen as a remote and inaccessible land on the peripheries of modern history. Encompassing Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and the Xinjiang province of China, it in fact stands at the crossroads of world events. Adeeb Khalid provides the first comprehensive history of Central Asia from the mid-eighteenth century to today, shedding light on the historical forces that have shaped the region under imperial and Communist rule.
Predominantly Muslim with both nomadic and settled populations, the peoples of Central Asia came under Russian and Chinese rule after the 1700s. Khalid shows how foreign conquest knit Central Asians into global exchanges of goods and ideas and forged greater connections to the wider world. He explores how the Qing and Tsarist empires dealt with ethnic heterogeneity, and compares Soviet and Chinese Communist attempts at managing national and cultural difference. He highlights the deep interconnections between the “Russian” and “Chinese” parts of Central Asia that endure to this day, and demonstrates how Xinjiang remains an integral part of Central Asia despite its fraught and traumatic relationship with contemporary China.
The essential history of one of the most diverse and culturally vibrant regions on the planet, this panoramic book reveals how Central Asia has been profoundly shaped by the forces of modernity, from colonialism and social revolution to nationalism, state-led modernization, and social engineering. (Verlagstext)
List of Illustrations ix
List of Maps xi
List of Tables xiii
List of Abbreviations xv
Acknowledgments xvii
Introduction 1
1 The Multiple Heritages of CentralAsia 17
2 The Manchu Conquest of Eastern Turkestan 41
3 Khoqand and Qing Silver 52
4 A Kazakh Ethnographerin Kashgar 63
5 Imperial Conquests 75
6 A Colonial Order 96
7 New Visions of the World 114
8 Imperial Collapse 134
9 Hope and Disappointment 151
10 The Threshold of the East 167
11 A Soviet Central Asia 185
12 Autonomy, Soviet Style 199
13 Revolution from Above 21S
14 A Republic in Eastern Turkestan 242
15 The Crucible of War 265
16 Another Republic in Eastern Turkestan 281
17 Development, Soviet Style 305
18 Soviet in Form, National in Content? ¿¿1
19 Xinjiang under Chinese Communism 356
20 On the Front Lines of the Cold War 377
21 Unwanted Independence 397
22 ANew CentralAsia 418
23 Nationalizing States in a Globalized World 433
24 Are We Still Post-Soviet? 458
25 A Twenty-First-Century Gulag 475
Conclusion 497
Notes 503
SuggestionsforFurther Reading 529
Index 539


Verfasser*in: Suche nach Verfasser*in Khalid, Adeeb
Verfasser*innenangabe: Adeeb Khalid
Jahr: 2021
Verlag: Princeton ; Oxford, Princeton University Press
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ISBN: 978-0-691-16139-6
2. ISBN: 0-691-16139-9
Beschreibung: First edition, xviii, 556 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme, Karten
Schlagwörter: Geschichte 1750-, Mittelasien, Sinkiang, Central Asia (GUS), Große Tatarei (M (1840-1850)), Mittelasien (Russland), Mittelasien (Sowjetunion), Russisch-Mittelasien, Russisch-Turkestan, Sowjet-Mittelasien, Turkestan (West), Westturkestan, Zentralasien (GUS)
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Sprache: Englisch
Fußnote: Enthält Literaturangaben
Mediengruppe: Buch