Xinjiang: China's Muslim Borderland

Xinjiang: China's Muslim Borderland

by S. Frederick Starr
     
 

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In the northwest corner of the country, Xinjiang is China's largest province, has the highest per-capita gross domestic product of any province outside the booming coast, hosts China's nuclear test facilities, contains the country's largest oil reserves, but perhaps most importantly is the one Chinese province with a substantial Turkic and Muslim population.…  See more details below

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In the northwest corner of the country, Xinjiang is China's largest province, has the highest per-capita gross domestic product of any province outside the booming coast, hosts China's nuclear test facilities, contains the country's largest oil reserves, but perhaps most importantly is the one Chinese province with a substantial Turkic and Muslim population. Anthropologists, historians, political scientists, a US intelligence agent and a business consultant, who specialize in Asia and China generally but often in the western Chinese regions in particular discuss its history, Chinese policy toward it today, Xinjiang society, the costs of control and development by the central government, and the indigenous response. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765613172
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/31/2004
Series:
Studies of Central Asia and the Caucasus Series
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

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