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 31-60 of 204 Books
No Image Available История беженцев-кыргызов: (1916-1927 гг.) (History of the Refugee Kyrgyz (1916-1927))
The book is about tragic events connected to mass exodus of Kyrgyz refugees as well as Kazakhs and Dungans to...
Category: Central Asia, History, Kyrgyzstan By:David Budiyansky
No Image Available Хоразмдаги ижтимоий-сиёсий жараёнлар ва ҳаракатлар (Socio-political Processes and Movements in...
This book describes the socio-political development of the Khorezm oasis in the second half of the 19th century and the...
Category: Central Asia, History, Uzbekistan By:Atamurod Kushzhanov, Nematzhon Polvonov
No Image Available Шердор мадрасаси безакларининг сирли олами (The Mysterious World of Sherdor...
This book offers an interpretation of the decorations on the roof of the Sherdor madrasah, built by the mayor of...
Category: Central Asia, Culture, Uzbekistan By:Saidahbor Bulatov
No Image Available Китайский фактор в Центральной Азии (The Chinese Factor in Central...
The book explores the influence of China on the history of Central Asia from ancient times to the formation of...
Category: Central Asia, International Relations, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Xinjiang By:Abdulakhad Khodjayev
No Image Available Таджики: история национальной трагедии (Tajikistan: History of a National Tragedy)
Academic Rahim Masov's History of a National Catastrophe deals with the delicate issue of the national-administrative divisions of Central Asia....
Category: Central Asia, History, Identity, Tajikistan By:Rahim Masov
No Image Available The Re-Islamization of Society and the Position of Women in...
This book explores the history and development of Islam, with particular reference to the role of women in Uzbek society....
Category: Central Asia, Gender, Religion, Uzbekistan By:Marfua Tokhtakhodjaeva
No Image Available Политическая аналитика: исследования (Political Analytics: Research)
The book focuses on the topics of political modernization, power, elites, opposition, civil society, and elections in Kazakhstan.
Category: Central Asia, Kazakhstan, Politics By:Sabit Zhusupov
No Image Available XX век глазами женщин Узбекистана (воспоминания, устные истории, письма и...
The book is composed of oral stories, letters and diaries of fifteen women from Uzbekistan. Their memories span more than...
Category: Central Asia, Gender, History, Uzbekistan By:Marfua Tokhtakhodjaeva
No Image Available Documents, Classics and History of the Western Regions – 文书、典籍与西域史地
The author believes that the history and cultural connotation of the Western Regions is extremely rich, and worthy of a...
Category: Central Asia, Identity, Religion, Xinjiang By:Zhang Guangda
No Image Available Texts, images and cultural transmission – 文本、图像与文化流传
From the author's point of view, a large number of newly unearthed texts and images from the Middle Ages of...
Category: Central Asia, Chinese Scholarship, Xinjiang By:Zhang Guangda
No Image Available Research on the History of Khotan – 于阗史丛考
"Khotan History Cong Examination (Updated Edition)" is a collection of the two authors' papers on the study of Khotan history,...
Category: Central Asia, Chinese Scholarship, History, Religion, Xinjiang By:Zhang Guangda, Rong Xinjiang
No Image Available Borderers in the Mainland – 邊民在內地
The first part of this book is mainly concerned with the activities of frontier ethnic groups that were incorporated into...
Category: Central Asia, Chinese Scholarship, History, Xinjiang By:Lan Meihua (Eds.)
No Image Available Ferghana in Central Asia: Islam and the Modern Nation-State 中亚费尔干纳:伊斯兰与现代民族国家
Fergana is a small intermountain basin in southern Central Asia, bordering the southern part of Xinjiang in China across the...
Category: Central Asia, Chinese Scholarship, Geopolitics, Identity, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Religion, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Xinjiang By:Shi Lan
No Image Available The Military and the State: From Red Army to Independence...
The military has often played a key role in the political developments, foreign policies, and everyday lives of citizens in...
Category: Central Asia, Kazakhstan, Security, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan By:Erica Marat
No Image Available Irregular Migration from the Former Soviet Union to the United...
Irregular Migration provides a detailed account of post-Soviet illegal migration to the United States, focusing in particular on Central Asian...
Category: Central Asia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Security, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan By:Saltanat Liebert
No Image Available Legal Aspects of the Regional Integration Processes in the Post-Soviet...
This study analyzes the legal nature and background of regional integration in the framework of the Commonwealth of Independent States,...
Category: Central Asia, International Relations By:Zhenis Kembayev
No Image Available От Синьцзяня до Хорасана. Из истории среднеазиатской эмиграции ХХ века...
The book analyzes the underlying reasons for and the composition of emigration flows from Central Asia and also attempts to...
Category: Central Asia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Migration, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan By:Kamoliddin Abdullaev
No Image Available Основные тенденции внешней политики Республики Таджикистан на рубеже столетий (1992-2004...
The book focuses on the foreign policy of the Republic of Tajikistan during the period of independence. The foreign policy...
Category: Central Asia, International Relations, Politics, Tajikistan By:Zafar Saidzoda
No Image Available Тайны туркменской демографии (Secrets of Turkmen Demography)
Based on Turkmen language material, the book explores the manipulation of population statistics by forcibly changing the number and composition...
Category: Central Asia, History, Turkmenistan By:Shokhrat Kadyrov
No Image Available Land Resources and Industrial Management in Kazakhstan 哈萨克斯坦国土资源与产业管理
This book comprehensively and systematically introduces Kazakhstan's mineral resources, land, sea and water and other comprehensive information on its industrial...
Category: Central Asia, Chinese Scholarship, Economics, Kazakhstan By:Liu Yanping
No Image Available Regional Change in Kyrgyzstan
This book aims to analyze the role of regional relational assets in economic development of Kyrgyzstan as expressed in the...
Category: Central Asia, Economics, Kyrgyzstan By:Emil Nasritdinov
No Image Available Хореография Казахстана. Период Независимости (Choreography Of Kazakhstan: Independence Era)
This book maps developmental trends of Kazakh national choreography in the post-independence period. The book includes reviews of ballet festivals,...
Category: Central Asia, Culture, Kazakhstan By:Gulnar Zhumaseitova
No Image Available Gender Epistemologies and Eurasian Borderlands
Tlostanova examines Central Asia and the Caucasus to trace the genealogy of feminism in those regions following the dissolution of...
Category: Central Asia, Culture, Gender, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Politics, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan By:Madina Tlostanova
No Image Available Золотая Жила: Очерки о фольклоре и духовной культуре Казахстана (Gold...
The book provides a comparative analysis of folklore, mythology, and literature in Kazakhstan.
Category: Central Asia, Culture, Kazakhstan By:Seit Kaskabasov
No Image Available Системная Модернизация: Институты, управление и сценарии (System Modernization: Institutions, Management,...
A study of ways in which modernization theory could be applied to political and economic transformation in Kyrgyzstan and in...
Category: Central Asia, Economics, Kyrgyzstan, Politics By:Nurbek Atakanov
No Image Available Повседневная Жизнь Городов Центрального Казахстана в 1945 – 1953 гг...
This book focuses on the urban development of Central Kazakhstan, especially Karaganda, during the period after World War II, when...
Category: Central Asia, Culture, History, Kazakhstan By:Z. G. Saktaganova
No Image Available Кыргыз күүлөрү (Kyrgyz Melodies)
The book explores the history of komuz melodies, which have preserved Kyrgyz history and culture for many centuries.
Category: Central Asia, Culture, Kyrgyzstan By:Asan Kaybilda uulu
No Image Available Толеи Баланд (High Luck)
Holmurod Sharifov (1927-2017) was a Tajik-Soviet party and government official. This volume collects Holmurod Sharifov's travel writings, including his accounts...
Category: Central Asia, History, International Relations, Tajikistan By:Holmorod Sharifov
No Image Available Многоликий туркменчилик (Many-sided Turkmenness)
More than 600 Turkmen ethnographic terms have been deciphered by the author which allows us to understand the inner world...
Category: Central Asia, Culture, History, Language, Turkmenistan By:Shokhrat Kadyrov
No Image Available Collection of Essays on the 80th Birthday of Mr. Zhang...
The focus of the research is on the history and geography of the Western Regions, with special emphasis on the...
Category: Central Asia, Chinese Scholarship, Geography, Xinjiang By:Zhu Fengyu, Wang Juan