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a historical region of central Asia that was a center for trade between the East and the West


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If we add that a theory has been started that the name Seres originally referred to the inhabitants of Chinese Turkestan (Herrmann, Das Land der Seide), that the ancient Kasyar was perhaps * Sarag, that "Sarag" was the ancient name of Lo-yang among people of Central Asia and that Persian sarah (< Ar.
It did not work, and in 1944 the KMT regime replaced him with Wu Zhongxin, one of Chiang Kai-shek's most trusted frontier advisors, a move that symbolized Chongqing's temporary success in asserting its political authority in Chinese Turkestan.
By August 1959, the Chinese road had become a major thoroughfare from Chinese Turkestan (Xinjiang) and the western Tibetan plateau.
In this way the emergence of Central Asian states is likely to figure more broadly in the overall political context of the Muslim world, as that group of nations receives six new states (with Chinese Turkestan yet to come), witnesses a resuscitation of old centres of Islamic culture, and observes a yet larger swathe of the globe that can now be coloured green.
7 A heroic two-lane road which links Islamabad to Kashgar in Chinese Turkestan, built with primitive engineering and human suffering on a traditional Chinese scale.
Hitching a ride northward from Kailas Mountain, the holiest site in western Tibet, over the "camel's back" to the Xinjiang Gobi Desert in Chinese Turkestan, is not so difficult.
China is also actively concerned by developments in former Soviet Central Asia, if for no other reason than preventing disruption spreading into Chinese Turkestan.
There, on one of the venerable shelves, he found a copy of Henry Peter Deasy's book, In Tibet and Chinese Turkestan.
As for the Uighurs of Gaochang, 'it is because of their influence', Chavannes and Pelliot wrote, 'that we have the so-called "Turkicization" of Chinese Turkestan, the result of which was that the local population ceased to speak in Eastern Iranian or "Tokharian".
She spent time in the city of Urumqi, the capital of Chinese Turkestan -- now part of China.
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