Based on rare first-hand historical data, Wang Ke presents the analysis of the East Turkestan from the perspective of Islamic social structure, the origin and evolution of thoughts on national revolution, the power structure of the Republic, and international politics. The original Japanese edition of this book has been recognized as the most authoritative research work on the independence movement of East Turkestan. This revised, enriched English edition provides valuable references for the prominent issues of Xinjiang today.
Wang Ke is Professor at the Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, Kobe University, Japan. His major research interests include ethnic and religious problems in contemporary China, and modern Chinese political thought. Wang’s recent books are The Disappeared Nationals: Discourse on Nation and National Identity of Ethnic Minorities in Modern China (2017), China, from Tianxia to the Nation State (2017), Nationalism and Modern Sino-Japanese Relations: Nation State, Borderland, and Historical Knowledge (2015), and The East Turkestan Independence Movement: 1930s–1940s (2013) in Chinese editions. Selected titles in Japanese include Nation Building and Ethnic Identity in 20th-Century China (2006), and A Study of the East Turkestan Republic: Muslims and the National Problem in China (1995). He won the 18th Suntory Academic Award of Japan.
Carissa Fletcher specializes in historical translation. She received an MA degree in Mandarin and English translation from the University of Nottingham Ningbo China.