Category Archives: Inner/Central Asia

Famine in Soviet Kazakhstan

A review of The Hungry Steppe: Soviet Kazakhstan and the Kazakh Famine 1921-1934, by Sarah Isabel Cameron. Is Kazakhstan a post-colonial state? How do we…

Inner Asian Studies Dissertation Reviews

As one of our new series in 2012-13, “Inner Asian Studies Dissertation Reviews” will feature friendly, non-critical overviews of recently defended, unpublished dissertations in this…

Sacred Routes of Uyghur History

A review of The Sacred Routes of Uyghur History, by Rian Richard Thum. The history of a history, our teachers and mentors have told us,…

Uyghur Muslims & the Making of Qing Central Asia

A review of Saintly Brokers: Uyghur Muslims, Trade, and the Making of Qing Central Asia, 1696-1814, by KWANGMIN KIM.  Kwangmin Kim’s dissertation is a significant contribution…