The author also demonstrates that the modern Uyghur intelligentsia regarded political emancipation and social modernization as the two most important interests of their nation, and that they envisaged Uyghurs as citizens of a modern republican state founded on the principles of representative government. This book thus presents a new perspective on Uyghur intellectual history and on Republican Xinjiang.
Table of contents
Chronology of Major Political Events Preface and Acknowledgements
Chapter 1: Protonational Identity and Interest (1900s)
Chapter 2: Emergence of National Idea and National Agitation (1910s–1920s)
Chapter 3: Politicization of National Interest (1930s) 3.1. Turkic Insurgency (1930–34) 3.2. Administration of Sheng Shicai (1934–44)
Chapter 4: The Significance of a National Boundary in Flux (1940s) 4.1. Republican Turkic Nationalism (1930s–49) 4.2. The Three Districts’ Revolution (1944–49)