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Dear Reader,

(including all its subsidiary (and/or sister) pages on "coombs.anu.edu.au" server) has permanently ceased its publishing operations on Friday 21st January 2011.

All of the online resources reported here have been thoroughly checked at the time of their listing. However, it is possible that, with the with the passage of time, many of the originally reported materials might have been removed from the Internet, or changed their online address, or varied the scope and quality of their contents.

Fortunately, in several cases it is possible to access many of the older versions of the resources listed in the MONITOR. This can be easily done via the free services of the "The Internet Archive" http://web.archive.org/, a remarkable brainchild of Brewster Kahle, San Francisco, CA.

- with warm regards -

Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

10 October 2004

Introduction to Uyghur Culture and History


Nathan Light, University of Toledo, OH, US

"This page is an online introduction to Uyghur history and culture, and to my research on the politics of Uyghur musical history. Many of the sources I have linked here are biased presentations, either assuming with the Chinese that what they call the Xinjiang (meaning 'New Territory') Uygur Autonomous Region was always a part of China, or presenting the Uyghur nationalist view that there should be a separate Uyghur state. This makes these interesting materials to read, but highly rhetorical. The Xinjiang region is neither purely Uyghur, nor historically a part of China. [...] I have created this page in order to help non-Uyghurs to go beyond limited ideas about Uyghur culture and history based in popularized archeology and romanticized travel accounts, towards a deeper recognition of the Uyghurs' rich cultural traditions that endure despite present political difficulties and economic changes."

Site contents:
(1) Basic Information Sources (Maps; Satellite Images; Online Databases; Uyghur Language; Unicode Google Searches); (2) News Sources; (3) Uyghur Culture (Music, Films, Art, Literature); (4) Activist and Nationalist Sites and Analysis; (5) Politics of history, especially lingering racist mythologies; (6) Travel and Photographs; (7) Bibliographies on Uyghur History, Literature and Culture; (8) Photos of Uyghur Life, Art and Material Culture.


Internet Archive

Link reported by:
Jan Rosseel, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands, forwarded by Hanno Lecher - Internet Guide for Chinese Studies (http://www.sino.uni-heidelberg.de/igcs/)

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
Online Guide

* Publisher [academic - business - govt. - library/museum - NGO - other]:

* Scholarly usefulness [essential - v.useful - useful - interesting - marginal]:

* External links to the resource [over 3,000 - under 3,000 - under 1,000 - under 300 - under 100 - under 30]:
under 300

Please note that the above details were correct on 15 October 2005. To suggest an update, please email the site's editor at tmciolek@ciolek.com