Turkestan or Xinjiang? Inducements and Constraints for Political Action
The limited number of studies about the region, called Xinjiang by Beijing and East Turkestan by natives, is an indication of the remoteness of the area and the difficulties of conducting research and disseminating information about its contemporary history.1 The first problem is access — to sources, the locale, the languages, and to research permits. The second problem lies in publishing, then continuing to enjoy access.
KeywordsTarim Basin Chinese Communist Party Central Asian Country Central Asian Republic Central Asian State
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