Situating the Uyghurs Between China and Central Asia
Call Number: DS731.U4 S57 2007
Publication Date: 2007 (Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub)
The formation of identity in this large
Turkic ethnic group is investigated through studies of their history, music, literature, language, religion and food. The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in the far northwest of China is home to about 10 million Uyghurs, who form c. 45% of Xinjiang’s population. Identifying as central Asian rather than with the PRC, Uyghur separatists have pursued the establishment of an independent state, either Xinjiang or within Xinjiang, known as East Turkestan or Uyghurstan.