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This was a fascinating, though admittedly dated, overview of the political situation of the Uyghur people in Xinjiang, China. The author spent time doing his anthropological work in Xinjiang in the late 1990s and into the beginning of 1990, although there is some chronicling of developments in Xinjiang after the study ended, through the mid-late 1990s.There is a lot of fascinating detail on Uyghur culture and history here, as well as some bits of literature, and biographical sketches of importan...