Warlords and Muslims in Chinese Central Asia

Warlords and Muslims in Chinese Central Asia

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This book provides a detailed study of Sinkiang - China's largest province, and of great strategic importance on the Russian border during the Warlord and Kuomintang Eras. It is an analysis of the internal warlord and Islamic politics of Sinkiang, as well as to take account of 'great power' interests in this region, during a period in which it was essentially a Han Chinese colony in the heart of Central Asia. The study is of relevance not only to the history of twentieth-century China, but also to the politics of Islamic reassertion in Central Asia; to the development of the Soviet Union as an imperial power in the Tsarist Russian mould; to an understanding of the cultural and political aspirations of China's national minorities; and should serve - in a world preoccupied with 'Western' colonialism and imperialism - as a reminder that colonial kin and imperialism was not, and is not, an exclusively European preserve.According to Cable and French, Ma Chung-ying made an impetuous decision to move against Ningsia, but was advised by Kamal ... soldiers.135 After the Tungans had been beaten back by the Chinese machine guns, the Citroen Expedition was able to continue to ... of their number, including a Franco-Russian engineer called Petro, were left behind to await the arrival of spare motor parts from Kansu.

Title:Warlords and Muslims in Chinese Central Asia
Author:Andrew D. W. Forbes
Publisher:CUP Archive - 1986-10-09


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