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First posted on October 16th 2009






For later history, see Kara-Khanid Khanate, Yuan Dynasty

Kara-Khoja Idikut Kingdom 856-1389

For earlier history, see Uyghur Khaganate








DIRECTORY OF INTERNET SOURCES . . . EXTERNAL FILES
Links, on History Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads
Category : Turpan : History, from Wikipedia
Silk Road Foundation
Historic Dictionary
Historical Maps Maps : Eastern Hemisphere 900 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1000 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1025 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1100 AD, by Thomas Lessman
Map : Dispersion of the Orkhon Uighurs from Mongolia to Dzungaria, Central Asia, Mid-9th Century, Northern Central Asia, Approximately 850 A.D., from Benzin Archives
Timelines
Accounts of History Category : Turpan : History, from Wikipedia
Turpan History & Culture, from Travel China Guide
History of the Uygurs, from China Daily
The Information Office of the State Council (2003) : History and Development of Xinjiang (I), Xinjiang Has Been a Multi-ethnic Region Since Ancient Times, (2), Diverse Religions Coexist and Spread in Xinjiang, (3), The Administration of Xinjiang by the Successive Central Governments, from Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the U.S.
Xinjiang has been a Multi-Ethnic Region since Ancient Times, from China : Government White Papers
Valerie Hansen, A Brief History of the Turfan Oasis, Orientations April 1999
Zhang, Guangda and Rong, Xinjiang, A Concise History of the Turfan Oasis and its Exploration (Academia Sinica, Taiwan, Asia Major, #rd Series 1998)
Valerie Hansen, Turfan as a Silk Road Community, Academia Sinica,, click 3rd Series vol.11 pt.2 1998
Valerie Hansen, The Silk Road Project - Reuniting Turfan's Scattered Treasures, has historical survey and excavation history
Brief History of the Uyghurs, from Vancouver Uyghur Culture Society
Uyguristan, from Turanian Lands - Turanian Peoples, has history survey
The Rise and the Fall of the Uighur Empire, from Manasa Taramgini
Gaochang, Turpan, from China Knowledge
Beiting / Beshbalik, from China Knowledge
Military
Politics The Information Office of the State Council (2003) : History and Development of Xinjiang (3), The Administration of Xinjiang by the Successive Central Governments, from Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the U.S.
Economy & Finances Liu, Xinru, Viticulture and Viniculture in the Turfan Region
Grape Production in China : Turfan - Oasis in the Far West, from The Man from the Mosel River
Etsuko Kageyama, Use and Production of Silks in Sogdiana
Matsui Dai, Taxation Systems as Seen in the Uigur and Mongol Documents from Turfan : an Overview
Ethnography Article : Uyghur People, from Wikipedia
Article Uyghur People, from Altaic Wiki
Dolkun Kamberi, Uyghurs and Uyghur Identity (2005)
The Information Office of the State Council (2003) : History and Development of Xinjiang (I), Xinjiang Has Been a Multi-ethnic Region Since Ancient Times, from Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the U.S.
Doug Hitch, Special Status of Turfan, from Sino-Platonic Papers 186, March 2009
Uyghur Language, from London Uyghur Ensemble, has language history
Religion Uyghur Buddhism, from uyghur.com
Uyghur Christianity, from uyghur.com
Uyghur Manichaeism, from uyghur.com
The Establishment of Buddhist Kingdoms by the Uighurs, The Spread of Islam among and by the Turkic Peoples, from : The Historical Interaction between the Buddhist and Islamic Cultures before the Mongol Empire, by Alexander Berzin (1996) 2006
The Information Office of the State Council (2003) : History and Development of Xinjiang (2), Diverse Religions Coexist and Spread in Xinjiang, from Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the U.S.
Connie Chin, Monuments in the Desert: A Note on Economic and Social Roots of the Development of Buddhism along the Silk Road (Silk Road Journal 2005)
History of Regions
Culture
Bibliography Bibliography of the Chinese Uyghurs, from Anthro Globe
Annotated Bibliography of the History of Eastern Turkistan, from Uyghur American Association
Age of Mongolian Empire, a Bibliographic Essay, by Paul D. Buell (Silk Road Journal 2003)
Publications, from Manichaean Studies Seminar
Biographies Article : Baurchuk Art Tekin, from Wikipedia
Others

DIRECTORY OF INTERNET SOURCES . . . EXTERNALLY POSTED DOCUMENTS
Lists of Statesmen
Document Collections
Archives, Musea, Libraries Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Museum, from China Museums
Monuments Article Kurgan, from Wikipedia
Relics, Archaeological Sites Gaochang Ruins, from Asian Historical Architecture
Turfan, from Archnet Digital Library
Astana-Karakhoja Ancient Tombs, from Travel China Guide
State Symbols
Coins Coins of Silk Road, scroll down for Uighur; lists two coins
Others

PRINTED REFERENCE
Online Libraries Project Gutenberg, Online Catalogue; Internet Archive
NACRP Research Library
Transoxania, since 2000
General History F.H. Skrine, E.D. Ross, The Heart of Asia: A History of Russian Turkestan and the Central Asian Khanates from the Earliest Times (1899), from Internet Archive, pp.22-34
Atlases Yuri Bregel, An Historical Atlas of Central Asia, (HACA) Leiden : Brill 2003) [G]
VEB Hermann Haack, Atlas zur Geschichte (Historical Atlas), Vol.1, Gotha/Leipzig 1973 [G]
Meridien Haritacilik, Tarih Atlasi, no date; 32-page Turkish language historical atlas (donated by Meltem Deniz) [G]
F.W. Putzger, Historischer Atlas zur Welt- und Schweizer Geschichte, Aarau : Sauerländer (1954) 9th edition 1975 [G]
John Channon and Robert Hudson, The Penguin Historical Atlas of Russia, Penguin 1995, KMLA Lib.Sign. R 947 C458p
Ian Barnes and Robert Hudson, The History Atlas of Asia, NY : MacMillan 1998, KMLA Lib.Sign. 911.5 B281t
Historical Dictionaries Michael Dillon, China, a Cultural and Historical Dictionary, Richmond (Surrey) : Curzon 1998, KMLA Lib.Sign. R 951.003 D579c
James S. Olson, An Ethnohistorical Dictionary of China, Westport CT : Greenwood 1998 [G]
Michael Dillon, Dictionary of Chinese History, Bournemouth : Frank Cass 1979 [G]