Chinese Turkestan

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Chinese Turkestan

(Placename) the E part of the central Asian region of Turkestan: corresponds generally to the present-day Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China


(ˌtɜr kəˈstæn, -ˈstɑn)

a vast region in central Asia, from the Caspian Sea to the Gobi desert: includes the Xinjiang Uygur region in W China (Chinese Turkestan), a strip of N Afghanistan, and the area (Russian Turkestan) comprising the republics of Kazakhstan, Kirghizia, Tadzhikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
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Following up an idea put forth by Albert Herrmann in Das Land der Seide, he opines that Seres may originally have referred to Chinese Turkestan and not to China proper, and the term for silk may have been based on the name of the ancient city Shuleh sjwo l[?
Traces of Indo-European have been found in Chinese Turkestan.
1736-1795) calculated that the cost of the Jinchuan Wars was more than twice the amount spent to conquer Xinjiang or Chinese Turkestan, a vast area perhaps twenty times larger than the Jinchuan region.
8) Chiang further argued that China's traditional territorial domains reached the Himalayas, the Pamirs, the Mid-South Peninsula, and other Inner Asian peripheries such as Tibet, Chinese Turkestan, Outer Mongolia, and Tannu Tuva.
To the historic core, the Manchus had added Manchuria, Mongolia, Chinese Turkestan (that is, east Turkestan, or Xinjiang, "New Territories" as the Chinese style it, amounting to several hundred thousand square miles) and Tibet, and some other things also.

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