Eastern Turkestan: Mid-18th to Late 20th Century
(4,408 words)

Eastern Turkestan, a region today encompassed within the Xinjiang-Uighur Autonomous Region of China, is a predominantly Turkic Muslim area inhabited by the Uighur, Kazak, and Kirghiz nationalities, as well as numerically smaller populations of groups such as the Hu…

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Benson, Linda, “Eastern Turkestan: Mid-18th to Late 20th Century”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 21 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0018>
First published online: 2009



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