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By Hodong Kim

In July 2009, violence erupted between Uyghurs, chinese language country police, and Han citizens of Ürümqi, the capital urban of Xinjiang, in northwest China, making foreign headlines, and introducing many to tensions within the region. yet clash within the sector has deep roots. Now to be had in paperback, Holy warfare in China continues to be the 1st finished and balanced historical past of a past due nineteenth-century Muslim uprising in Xinjiang, which resulted in the institution of an self sufficient Islamic kingdom lower than Ya'qub Beg. That independence used to be misplaced in 1877, whilst the Qing military recaptured the area and included it into the chinese language country, recognized this day because the Xinjiang Uyghur independent Region.

Hodong Kim deals readers the 1st English-language heritage of the uprising seeing that 1878 to be in accordance with basic assets in Islamic languages in addition to chinese language, complemented by means of British and Ottoman archival files and secondary assets in Russian, English, eastern, chinese language, French, German, and Turkish. His pioneering account of earlier occasions deals a lot perception into present relations.

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