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The General Hİstory of Uyghurs Volume 5 (The East Turkİstan Islamİc Republİc and the Uyghur Natİonalİst Movement)

Nabijan TURSUN



The Manchu Qing dynasty (1636-1912) re-conquered the East Turkistan in 1878, and incorporated it into China under the name of Xinjiang province in 1884. After the collapse of the Qing in 1912, the region was ruled by Chinese warlords independent from the Chinese central government. During the years between 1931 and 1934, there were independent movements against the rule of the warlords all across the region.
After the collapse of the Qing dynasty and the period of Chinese warlords control over East Turkistan (Xinjiang), several factors played an important role in the formation of Uyghur nationalism and political Uyghur identity, and of the Uyghurs’ fight for self-determination and political rights.
Ethnic oppression by Chinese warlords and especially their discriminatory policies toward the Uyghurs should be mentioned when addressing the formation of Uyghur nationalism. That the oppressed came together as a group to protect themselves and fight for self-rule was a natural consequence of this oppression. Indeed, during the years 1931- 1933, all the towns and cities in East Turkestan were up in arms against Chinese rulers. The culmination of those rebellions was the declaration of the establishment the Islamic Republic of East Turkistan on November 12, 1933.
The establishment of the East Turkistan Islamic Republic was evidence of the formal birth of Uyghur nationalism and the realization of Uyghur national aspirations. Through the founding of this independent republic, the Uyghurs asserted their distinct national identity and showed their determination to control their own destiny.

Sayfa: 520
Ebat: 16x24 cm
ISBN: 978-625-7305-20-4
Fiyat: 200 TL 

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