The Ili Rebellion: The Moslem Challenge to Chinese Authority in Xinjiang, 1944-1949
In 1944 Moslem forces in China's westernmost province of Xinjiang rose against the Chinese authorities and succeeded in establishing a small independent Islamic state - the East Turkestan Republic. Based on newly available archival material, this book describes the Moslem challenge to Chinese rule and documents the Nationalist government's response to newly awakened Turkic-Moslem nationalism on China's most remote and politically sensitive north-western frontier. With this book, Linda Benson aims to break new ground in the study of Sino-Soviet relations and especially of the policies of Chinese governments toward their national minorities.
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Geographical and Historical Background to the Rebellion
The Establishment of the East Turkestan Republic
Xinjiangs 1946 Coalition Government
The Xinjiang Coalition January to July 1947
Xinjiang After the Collapse of the Coalition 19471949
The Peace Agreement of January 2 1946
Chinese Transliteration of Turkic Names
List of Interviews
Why Are We Fighting?
Struggle for the Motherland
Government Political Program
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Page xiii - I derived a great deal of benefit also from research conducted at the Library of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University and I wish to thank Dr Richard F.