Category Archives: Inner/Central Asia

Muslims & Modernity in Imperial Russia

A review of Imperial Russia’s Muslims: Inroads of Modernity, by Mustafa Tuna. Before 1917, Muslim intellectuals in Russia’s Volga-Ural region (today’s Tatarstan and Bashkortostan) sought…

The Origins of Uyghur Nationalism

A review of Tending to Unite? The Origins of Uyghur Nationalism, by David Brophy. This is transnational history at its best. David Brophy has taken…

Ming Temples in the Sino-Tibetan Frontier

A review of The Impact of Imperial and Local Patronage on Early Ming Temples in the Sino-Tibetan Frontier, by Aurelia Campbell. From the outset, the…