Scholars of Central Asia Book Database

The Scholars of Central Asia Book Database is intended to showcase the work of scholars from Central Asia.

The entries have been compiled through keyword searches on publishers’ websites, research bibliographies and searches within library collections. The inclusion criteria for the database are the following:

  • Single or multiple author monographs;
  • Works of non-fiction within the social sciences and humanities;
  • Authored or co-authored by at least one person who was born in Central Asia;
  • Published since 1991;
  • Published in any language.

The database includes entries in English, Russian and local languages from Central Asia. Entries appear in reverse chronological order by year of publication.

We update the database on a continuing basis as new work is published and we discover missing entries. This database is far from comprehensive, but it is our hope that the project will grow over time into an invaluable resource for scholars and practitioners working on the region.

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Showing 1-30 of 204 Books
No Image Available Central Asia: Nomadic culture – 中亚:马背上的文化
Nomadic culture, together with agricultural and industrial culture, is an important part of the history of human civilization. The number...
Category: Central Asia, Chinese Scholarship, Culture, History, Identity By:Xiang Yingjie
No Image Available Outline of the History of the Yarkand Khanate – 叶尔羌汗国史纲
Outline of the History of the Yarkand Khanate, a Sunni Muslim Turkic state ruled by the Mongol descendants of Chagatai...
Category: Central Asia, Chinese Scholarship, Culture, History, Religion, Uyghur, Xinjiang By:Wei Liangtao
No Image Available Between the Slogans of Communism and the Laws of Islam:...
Marfua Tokhtakhodjaeva reflects on how circumstances have changed for women and feminine activists in independentUzbekistan.
Category: Central Asia, Gender, Uzbekistan By:Marfua Tokhtakhodjaeva, Cassandra Balchin
No Image Available Preliminary compilation of the series on the history and geography...
This book contains the author's articles on the history and geography of the Western Regions and cultural exchanges between China...
Category: Central Asia, Culture, History, Xinjiang By:Zhang Guangda, Rong Xinjiang
No Image Available The Daughters of Amazons: Voices from Central Asia
The book is an attempt to interpret the meaning of women's lives, to give voice to the female intelligentsia of...
Category: Central Asia, Gender, Uzbekistan By:Marfua Tokhtakhodjaeva, Elmira Turgumbekova
No Image Available Research on the Khoja clans in the Western Regions –...
The study of the Khoja clans in the Western Regions is a book, that makes full use of newly published...
Category: Central Asia, Chinese Scholarship, Culture, History, Identity, Uyghur, Xinjiang By:Liu Zhengyin, Wei Liangtao
No Image Available Трудный путь к знанию (The Difficult Path to Knowledge)
A narrative about the life of Bahodur Iskandarov, academician of Tajikistan's Academy of Sciences and his explorations of the blind...
Category: Central Asia, Religion, Tajikistan By:B.I. Iskandorov
No Image Available Турсун Улҷабоев (Tursun Uljaboev)
A biography of Tursun Uljaboev, who was chairman of the Tajik SSR in the 1950s.
Category: Central Asia, History, Tajikistan By:Usmonjon Gafforov
No Image Available Таджикистан на пороге перемен (Tajikistan on the Threshold of Change)
The book covers the country's first decade of independence including the civil war (1992-1997) and peacebuilding.
Category: Central Asia, Politics, Tajikistan By:Saodat Olimova, Muzaffar Olimov
No Image Available Русско-туркменский исторический словарь, Том 1 (Russian-Turkmen Historical Dictionary, Volume 1)
The first volume of the dictionary is devoted to the theme ‘Who is who?’ The book focuses on untangling ethnonyms,...
Category: Central Asia, History, Turkmenistan By:Shokhrat Kadyrov
No Image Available Этнический атлас Узбекистана (Ethnic Atlas of Uzbekistan)
The book includes articles on different nationalities and ethnic groups in Uzbekistan today, their ethnogenesis, history of settlement and residency...
Category: Central Asia, Geography, History, Uzbekistan By:Alisher Ilkhamov
No Image Available Точикон дар Қарни Бистум (Tajiks in the Twentieth Century)
In this book, Aiumzod gives his version of the history of the Tajik people from the formation of the Tajik...
Category: Central Asia, History, Tajikistan By:Salimi Aiubzod
No Image Available Центральная Азия на пути интеграции: геополитика, этничность, безопасность (Central Asia...
The book examines the emergence of independent states in Central Asia and the prospects of regionalism.
Category: Central Asia, International Relations, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan By:S. Kushkumbayev
No Image Available XVII-XVIII esirlerdiki Uyghurlar bilen Junggharlarning munasiwiti (Relations between the Uyghurs...
The book focuses on the history of the Jungghar Khanate and its relations with the Uyghurs.
Category: Central Asia, History, Xinjiang By:Éli Yunusjan
No Image Available Религиозно-политический экстремизм и терроризм в Центральной Азии: социально-философский анализ (Religious...
This book examines the terrorist threat in Central Asia, including the effects that the War on Terror and invasion of...
Category: Central Asia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Religion, Security, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan By:D.N Nazirov
No Image Available Historical Dictionary of Kyrgyzstan
The author carefully assesses the key issues in Kyrgyzstan's attempt to develop democratic and market-oriented institutions, and to keep militant...
Category: Central Asia, Economics, Kyrgyzstan, Politics By:Rafis Abazov
No Image Available Foreign Direct Investment in the Republic of Kazakhstan: Politico-Legal Aspects...
In this book E.K.Dosmukhamedov employs a distinctive approach to the study of post-communist transition by analyzing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)...
Category: Central Asia, Economics, International Relations, Kazakhstan By:Yerzhan Dosmukhamedov
No Image Available Таджикская идентичность и государственное строительство в Таджикистане (Tajik Identity and...
The book analyzes the structure and functions of the Tajik national identity in sociopolitical, cultural, and socio-philosophical contexts in Central...
Category: Central Asia, History, Identity, Tajikistan By:Pulat Shozimov
No Image Available Выборы И Демократия В Кыргызстане: Конституционный Дизайн Президентско-парламентских Отношении (Elections...
The book, written by a Kyrgyz diplomat, discusses Kyrgyzstan's constitution and how it should be designed to balance parliamentary and...
Category: Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan, Law, Politics By:Gulnara Iskakova
No Image Available Из истории международных отношений Центральной Азии в XVIII веке (The...
The monograph is devoted to the history of international relations in Central Asia in 1795-1856. On the basis of little-studied...
Category: Central Asia, History, International Relations, Xinjiang By:Abdulakhad Khodjayev
No Image Available Historical Dictionary of Turkmenistan
This study provides a concise overview of the historical development of Turkmenistan. For centuries, the Turkmen tribes were known as...
Category: Central Asia, History, International Relations, Politics, Turkmenistan By:Rafis Abazov
No Image Available Таджики: вытеснение и ассимиляция (Tajiks: Displacement and Assimilation)
The book focuses on one of the critical and tragic periods in Tajik history at the beginning of the 20th...
Category: Central Asia, History, Tajikistan By:Rahim Masov
No Image Available Ethnicity, Language and Religion in Kyrgyzstan
This book explores the problem of ethnicity in Kyrgyzstan. To achieve the objective, the author makes a careful examination of...
Category: Central Asia, History, Identity, Kyrgyzstan, Language By:Cholpon Chotaeva
No Image Available Chaghatay uyghur tili heqqide mupessel bayan (Chaghatay Uyghur Language)
The book includes a general discussion of Chaghatay Uyghur linguistic characteristics, and the grammar of the Chaghatay Uyghur language. It...
Category: Central Asia, Language, Xinjiang By:Teklimakaniy Abdureup Pulat
No Image Available A Study on Central Asian Population Issues 中亚人口问题研究
"Central Asian Population Issues" is divided into nine chapters. The first chapter introduces the status of the population in Central...
Category: Central Asia, Chinese Scholarship, Culture, Geography, History, Identity, Migration By:Wu Hongwei
No Image Available Таджикистан в орбите глобализационных и геополитических процессов (Tajikistan in the...
Globalization affects almost all spheres of social life, including politics, culture, and the very conditions of human existence. This book...
Category: Central Asia, International Relations, Politics, Tajikistan By:Rustam Haydarov
No Image Available Казахстан за годы независимости (Kazakhstan During the Years of Independence)
The book focuses on the major steps in developing and building statehood. It familiarizes the reader with Kazakhstan's history, the...
Category: Central Asia, Identity, Kazakhstan, Politics By:Anton Morozov
No Image Available Uyghurname (Uyghurlar Heqqide Umumiy Melumat) (Uyghurname (General Information about Uyghurs))
The book focuses on Uyghur history, starting with the first Uyghur Empire, founded by the Oghuzkhan dynasty, which ruled 5,000...
Category: Central Asia, History, Identity, Xinjiang By:Sabit Abdurahman
No Image Available Худое ва худри бишиносам (I Know God and Myself)
These particularly detailed memoirs cover Khodizoda's childhood, education, and career. Khodizoda also provides detail on his experiences writing a novel...
Category: Central Asia, Culture, Tajikistan By:Rasul Khodizoda
No Image Available История Туркестанской Автономии (History of Turkestan Autonomy)
This monograph is devoted to the history of the creation of an autonomous democratic republic in Turkestan, the Kokand Autonomy,...
Category: Central Asia, History, Uzbekistan By:Saidakbar Agzamhojaev