Latest news
Most popular
Main menu
News
History
Structure
Personalia
Events
Manuscripts
Publications
IOM Journals
PhD Program
Videos (rus)
Buy books (rus)
Library (rus)
IOM (rus)
What's most interesting for you?

  Print

Rong Xin-jiang. Russian Expeditions and the Chinese Authorities in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries // Russian Expeditions to Central Asia at the Turn of the 20th Century / Collected articles. Edited by I.F. Popova. St Petersburg, Slavia Publishers, 2008. P. 219-227.


Vast territories of Central Asia, which were referred to as Eastern or Chinese Turkestan in the Western tradition of the 19th and early 20th centuries, used to be called Xi yu (Western Regions) in Chinese historical records beginningfrom the times of the Han Dynasty (206 B.C.—220 A.D.). Over thousands of years numerous civilizations superseding one another existed in the region, differing in languages, ethnic composition and religions. The Silk Road, a transcontinental trade route from China via Central Asia and further through Asia Minor into Europe went across the oases of Khotan, Shule (Kashgar), Kucha, Yanqi (Karashar), Loulan and Gaochang (Turfan), sparsely scattered in the desert. The oases states were not only important economic centres of the northern and southern routes of the Silk Road — through them the Western cultural influence penetrated into Eastern Asia and, conversely, Chinese culture found its way to the West. A whimsical combination of various ethnic and religious components made each of the states a unique phenomenon...

[To the edition - Russian Expeditions to Central Asia at the Turn of the 20th Century]

PDF-files

The entire paper

Keywords



IOM's page contains
Publications575
Monographs282
Papers292
b_vasilieva_1991.jpg
b_khosroyev_co_1998.jpg
b_zograph.i_co_1995.jpg
b_klyashtornyi_co_2001.jpg
Random news: Announcements
On October 10–11, 2019, the International Conference The Intellectual Traditions of Ismailis and Sufis. In a memory of W. A. Ivanow (1886–1970) will be held by the IOM RAS in cooperation with the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London.
Read more...


Programming© N.Shchupak; Design© M.Romanov

 Российская академия наук Yandex Money Counter
beacon typebeacon type