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Bondage on Qing China's Northwestern Frontier

Abstract:

Despite the extensive literature on global slavery and servitude, human bondage in Xinjiang (Eastern Turkestan) during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries has been largely neglected. Here bondage did not discriminate between ethnic, racial or religious groups and fulfilled a wide range of social, economic, and political functions, reflecting both the region's geographical position at the edge of Central Asia and its political position -first as a dependency and then as a province of Qing ...

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10.1017/S0026749X12000261

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Oriental Studies
Journal:
MODERN ASIAN STUDIES
Volume:
47
Issue:
3
Pages:
968-994
Publication date:
2013-05-05
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EISSN:
1469-8099
ISSN:
0026-749X
URN:
uuid:da69bcd9-92e6-46eb-aa53-fc709fa1fb30
Source identifiers:
333604
Local pid:
pubs:333604
Language:
English

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