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By Hodong Kim

In July 2009, violence erupted between Uyghurs, chinese language nation police, and Han citizens of Ürümqi, the capital urban of Xinjiang, in northwest China, making overseas headlines, and introducing many to tensions within the zone. yet clash within the sector has deep roots. Now to be had in paperback, Holy struggle in China continues to be the 1st entire and balanced background of a past due nineteenth-century Muslim uprising in Xinjiang, which resulted in the institution of an self reliant Islamic kingdom less than Ya'qub Beg. That independence was once misplaced in 1877, whilst the Qing military recaptured the area and integrated it into the chinese language kingdom, identified this present day because the Xinjiang Uyghur self sustaining Region.

Hodong Kim bargains readers the 1st English-language heritage of the uprising because 1878 to be in line with fundamental assets in Islamic languages in addition to chinese language, complemented via British and Ottoman archival files and secondary resources in Russian, English, jap, chinese language, French, German, and Turkish. His pioneering account of earlier occasions bargains a lot perception into present relations.

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