In July 2009, violence erupted among Uyghurs, Chinese state police, and Han residents of Urumqi, the capital city of Xinjiang, in northwest China, making international headlines, and introducing many to tensions in the area. But conflict in the region has deep roots. Now available in paperback, "Holy War in China" remains the first comprehensive and balanced history of a late nineteenth-century Muslim rebellion in Xinjiang, which led to the establishment of an independent Islamic state under Ya'qub Beg. That independence was lost in 1877, when the Qing army recaptured the region and incorporated it into the Chinese state, known today as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
Hodong Kim offers readers the first English-language history of the rebellion since 1878 to be based on primary sources in Islamic languages as well as Chinese, complemented by British and Ottoman archival documents and secondary sources in Russian, English, Japanese, Chinese, French, German, and Turkish. His pioneering account of past events offers much insight into current relations.
"Kim's narrative and analysis are far more complete than any other work on the rebellion." - The International History Review "Kim's highly relevant and timely study not only fills a significant lacuna in the historiography of the region but also opens the door to new scholarly enterprises." - Journal of Asian Studies "...Holy War in China is a major contribution, and it will be of interest to scholars of China, central Asia, and nineteenth-century world history." - Histoire sociale/Social History "[Kim] devoted years to scouring archival deposits around the world in his search for materials relating to the rise and fall of Yakub Beg's Kashgar-based emirate. He has put together a richly detailed and documented study based primarily on sources by Muslim scholars that provides an internal perspective on events." - Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies "[An] exemplary historical study, which presents the reader with a comprehensive, detailed and interesting story." - Middle Eastern Studies
Contents Acknowledgments Introduction 1. The Background 2. Xinjiang in Revolt 3. The Emergence of Ya'qub Beg's Regime 4. Muslim State and Its Ruling Structure 5. Formation of New International Relations 6. Collapse of the Muslim State Conclusion Appendix 1: Treaty between Russia and Kashghar (1872) Appendix 2: Treaty between Britain and Kashghar (1874) Appendix 3: Table of Contents in TAs and THs Glossary List of Chinese Characters Notes Bibliography Index Illustrations Maps 1. Muslim Revolts and Kuchean Expedition 2. Unification by Ya'qub Beg and the Realm of the Muslim State Tables 1. Local Administrative Units under Ya'qub Beg 2. Number of Troops Stationed in Eastern Turkestan Cities Figures 1. Portrait of Ya'qub Beg (source: Zapiski Vostochnogo otdeleniia Russkogo arkheologicheskogo obshchestva, no. 11 (1899), on the page facing p. 87) 2. Guard of artillery sarbaz and group of officers, assembled in the courtyard of Yarkand governor (source: T. D. Forsyth, Report of a Mission to Yarkund in 1873 [Calcutta: Foreign Department Press, 1875], photo no. 34) 3. Soldiers from Kucha (source: op. cit., photo no. 36) 4. Yuzbashi, panjahbashi, dahbashi, at attention (source: op. cit., photo no. 67) Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu (China) History 19th century, Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu (China) Ethnic relations History 19th century
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st November 2010
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.45