Xinjiang was once the hub of Silk Road and the conduit through which Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam entered China. Drawing on primary sources in several Asian and European languages, this book presents a study of Xinjiang's history and people from antiquity onwards. It takes a balanced look at the position of Turkic Muslims within PRC.
James Millward is professor of intersocietal history at the Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. He specializes in the history of China and Central Eurasia, including Xinjiang. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, a journalist, and two daughters.