The Problematic Progress of 'Integration' in the Chinese State's Approach to Xinjiang, 1759-2005

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Title The Problematic Progress of 'Integration' in the Chinese State's Approach to Xinjiang, 1759-2005
Author Clarke, Michael Edmund
Journal Name Asian Ethnicity
Editor Colin Mackerras
Year Published 2007
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Abstract The statement that Xinjiang is an integral province of the People's Republic of China (PRC) is not as banal as it would first appear. The primary question that arises from this statement is how—by what processes and strategies—was Xinjiang brought to its contemporary situation as a province of the PRC? This paper seeks to highlight that, although Xinjiang's history since the eighteenth century has been one of great turbulence and dynamism, underlying continuities in both the practice of Chinese power and perceptions of Xinjiang impact profoundly on contemporary China's rule of Xinjiang. Therefore, this study attempts to chart the transition of the Qing goal of territorial incorporation of the region based upon a system of indirect rule c.1760 to the post-imperial Chinese state's goal of territorial incorporation based on the extension of direct, modern strategies of government and control.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=t713402859
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14631360701595015
Volume 8
Issue Number 3
Page from 261
Page to 289
ISSN 1463-1369
Date Accessioned 2008-06-26
Date Available 2009-12-15T03:15:33Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Asia Institute
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject PRE2009-Political Science
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/22349
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1a

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