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Author Thum, Rian Richard.

Title The sacred routes of Uyghur history / Rian Thum
Published Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard University Press, 2014
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Contents Note on orthography -- The historical canon -- Manuscript technology -- The shrine -- History in motion -- Saints of the nation -- The state
Summary [Description]For 250 years the Turkic Muslims of Tibet, who call themselves Uyghurs today, have cultivated a sense of history and identity that challenges Beijing's national narrative. The roots of this history run deeper than recent conflicts, Rian Thum says, to a time when manuscripts and pilgrimage along the Silk Road dominated understandings of the past
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Islam -- China -- Takla Makan Desert Region -- Manuscripts -- History
Manuscripts, Uighur -- History.
Nationalism -- China -- Takla Makan Desert Region -- History
Pilgrims and pilgrimages -- China -- Takla Makan Desert Region -- History
Sacred space -- China -- Takla Makan Desert Region -- History
Uighur (Turkic people) -- Historiography.
Uighur (Turkic people) -- Intellectual life.
Uighur (Turkic people) -- Religion.
Uighur (Turkic people) -- Travel.
Takla Makan Desert Region (China) -- History, Local
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0674598555