Chinese Scholarship on Central Asia

This database collects academic books and articles by Chinese scholars about Central Asia. 

The entries were collected primarily from the CNKI (China National knowledge Infrastructure) database and the abstracts and titles have been translated into English to make the texts easiest to search on the Oxus Society website. 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 showcases the increasingly diverse range of topics explored by China’s Central Asianists and reveal the growing sophistication of Central Asian studies in China. 

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.

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 205 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 Silk Road Culture: the steppes – 丝路文化草原卷
The history of the major countries in Eurasia has a history of exchanges and struggles between farming peoples and nomads....
Category: Central Asia, Chinese Scholarship, History By:Liu Yingsheng
No Image Available Silk Road Culture: the sea – 丝路文化.海上卷 Category: Central Asia, Chinese Scholarship, Culture, History By:Liu Yingsheng
No Image Available Silk Road Culture: the desert – 丝路文化: 沙漠卷
The main display here is the Silk Road from Chang’an to Congling in the Han and Tang Dynasties. It was...
Category: Central Asia, Chinese Scholarship, Culture, History By:Huang Xinya
No Image Available Silk Road Culture: Southwest Volume – 丝路文化-西南卷
The development of the Southwest Silk Road is not only earlier than the Northwest Silk Road, but also its magnificent...
Category: Central Asia, Chinese Scholarship, Culture, History By:Deng Tingliang
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 A Study on the Policy of Russian Rule in Central...
This book is divided into four sections. It conducts a comprehensive, systematic and in-depth study on the military and political...
Category: Central Asia, Chinese Scholarship, Geopolitics, History, Migration By:Meng Nan
No Image Available Correctly clarify the history of Xinjiang, the history of ethnic...
In order to further strengthen the unity of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang and promote the sustainable and healthy development...
Category: Central Asia, Chinese Scholarship, Culture, History, Identity, Religion, Uyghur, Xinjiang By:Tian Weijiang, Chen Chao, Ma Pinyan
No Image Available Nationalities and Religion Questions in Central Asia 中亚民族与宗教问题
Kyrgyzstan is China's western neighbor and borders the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Kyrgyzstan is located in mountainous areas, with numerous...
Category: Central Asia, Chinese Scholarship, Geopolitics, Identity, Kyrgyzstan, Religion, Security By:Chen Lianbi, Liu Gengcen, Wu Hongwei
No Image Available Ten Years of Great Changes (Central Asia and Transcaucasia Vol)...
This book introduces the history of Central Asia from 1991 to 2001, focuses on the process and results of the...
Category: Central Asia, Chinese Scholarship, Geopolitics, Transition By:Zhao Changqing
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 A Study on the Socio-economic Culture of the Uzbek Ethnic...
The book covers China's Uzbek ethnic group from multiple perspectives including ecology, transnational development, economic transition, cultural transfornation, regional cooperation,...
Category: Central Asia, Chinese Scholarship, Culture, Economics, History, Identity, Xinjiang By:Zhao Xiaogang
No Image Available Middle East-Central Asia-South Asia-Southeast Asia “Terrorist High Risk” Arc –...
From the kidnapping of two Chinese engineers in Pakistan--a new wave of terrorist attacks On October 9, two Chinese engineers...
Category: Central Asia, Chinese Scholarship, International Relations, Journal, Security By:Pan Guang
No Image Available Successful Practice and Innovative Development of the Five Principles of...
As a set of norms and the theoretical system it nurtured, the "Shanghai Five"- now the Shanghai Cooperation Organization -...
Category: Central Asia, Chinese Scholarship, International Relations, Journal By:Pan Guang, Zhou Guojian
No Image Available History of the Five Central Asian Countries 中亚五国史纲
This book is an in-depth and systematic exposition of the historical development process of the five contemporary Central Asian countries,...
Category: Central Asia, Chinese Scholarship, Culture, History, Identity By:Ma Dazheng, Feng Xishi
No Image Available The Political Situation in Central Asia is Tricky 中亚政局走势微妙
This book is an analytical study of the situation in Central Asia in 2004-2005. After the period of "warmth and...
Category: Central Asia, Chinese Scholarship, Politics, Transition By:Pan Zhiping
No Image Available In the late Qing Dynasty, the British obtained privileges in...
The privileges obtained by the modern British in Xinjiang that are discussed in this article mainly refer to the appointment...
Category: Central Asia, Chinese Scholarship, History, Xinjiang By:Xu Jianying
No Image Available Shanghai Cooperation Organization and China’s Overseas Energy Development Strategy –...
While utilizing domestic resources, vigorously developing foreign oil and gas resources, and striving to achieve multi-channel import of oil and...
Category: Central Asia, Chinese Scholarship, Energy, Geopolitics, International Relations, Journal By:Pan Guang
No Image Available Relations between the United States and Central Asia before and...
Before the events of 9/11, Central Asia was not a priority in U.S. grand strategy. After, when counterterrorism became the...
Category: Central Asia, Chinese Scholarship, Geopolitics, International Relations, Journal By:Pan Guang
No Image Available Chang’an in Sui and Tang Dynasties and Central Asian Civilization隋唐长安与中亚文明
The main contents of this book include: the political exchanges between the Sui and Tang Dynasties and the Central Asian...
Category: Central Asia, Chinese Scholarship, History, Migration By:Han Xiang
No Image Available Central Asia Under “Color Revolution” Attacks “颜色革命”袭击下的中亚
This is the concept of the West, it can be said to be a discourse of the West, these countries...
Category: Central Asia, Chinese Scholarship, Geopolitics, Politics, Security, Transition By:Pan Zhiping
No Image Available Practically promote the economic cooperation of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization... Category: Central Asia, Chinese Scholarship, Economics, Geopolitics, International Relations, Journal By:Pan Guang
No Image Available A Study of Nationalities Questions in the USSR 苏联民族问题研究
This book provides a systematic introduction to the ethnic issues in the Soviet Union, starting from Tsarist Russia, to Lenin,...
Category: Central Asia, Chinese Scholarship, History, Identity, Transition By:Zhao Changqing, Chen Lianbo, Liu Gengcen, Dong Xiaoyang
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 Research on the “Huihuiguanzazi” and the “Huihuiguanyiyu” – 回回馆杂字与回回馆译语研究
"Huihui Museum Miscellaneous Characters and Huihui Museum's Target Language Research" is a book published by Renmin University of China Press...
Category: Central Asia, Chinese Scholarship, History, Identity, Language By:Liu Yingsheng
No Image Available Research on the Social Organization of Turkic Ethnic Groups 突厥语诸族社会组织研究
"Research on the Social Organization of Turkic Nationalities" combines anthropology and history, using conflict theory, symbol theory, cultural integration and...
Category: Central Asia, Chinese Scholarship, Culture, Identity By:Guo Hongzhen