Xinjiang by Michael Dillon
China's Muslim Far Northwest (Durham East Asia Series)

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews


Xinjiang, the nominally autonomous region in China's far northwest, is of increasing international strategic and economic importance. With a population which is mainly non-Chinese and Muslim, there are powerful forces for autonomy, and independence, in Xinjiang. This book provides a comprehensive overview of Xinjiang. It introduces Xinjiang's history, economy and society, and above all outlines the political and religious opposition by the Uyghur and other Turkic peoples of Xinjiang to Chinese Communist rule.

About Michael Dillon

See more books from this Author
Michael Dillon is Senior Lecturer in Modern Chinese History and Director of the Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies at the University of Durham. His books include China's Muslims and China's Muslim Hui Community: Migrations, Settlements and Sects. He is a frequent commentator on Chinese and Asian affairs for the BBC and other international broadcasters.
Published October 23, 2003 by Routledge. 232 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel. Non-fiction

Rate this book!

Add Review