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Clouds over Tianshan: Essays on Social Disturbance in Xianjiang in the 1940s by David D. Wang
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.27" Width: 5.35" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Publisher University of Hawaii Press
ISBN 8787062623 ISBN13 9788787062626
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More About David D. Wang
David D. Wang is a Chinese language training officer at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra and a freelance writer. He has written many articles on various aspects of Chinese history and culture, as well as on Xinjiang affairs.
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Recommended for students of 20th Century Chinese history. Feb 4, 2000
The 1940s saw the outbreak of the Yili rebellion, which led to the collapse of Chinese state authority over a wide area of Xinjiang in the chaotic years of the later 1940s. In Clouds Over Tianshan: Essays On Social Disturbance In Xinjiang in the 1940s, David Wang looks not just at the ethnic and religious dimensions, both of which had many international ramifications. Politically, there were three external actors in the affair: the Chinese Nationalist government, the Chinese communists, and the Soviets. As World War II came to an end and the Chinese civil war gathered pace, the dynamics between these three actors altered and those alterations had a major impact on the course of events in Xinjiang between 1944 and 1949. Clouds Over Tianshan is an important and much appreciated contribution for students of Chinese history and help to explain the similarity of the events of the 1940s with those of today in the region.