Loulan Vanished in Sand

  • Sat, 01/15/2005 - 11:00

"What a wonderful place to stay this must have been," wrote the Swedish explorer Sven Hedin during his second visit to the ruins of Loulan, on the eastern outskirts of China's Taklamakan Desert in March 1901, seeing in his mind's eye the vanished town on the edge of Lake Lop Nor as it must have looked 22 centuries ago.

East Turkistan Or Uyghuristan?

  • Sun, 08/15/2004 - 12:00

Until now, our country has been called by various names such as "Uyghuristan", "Eastern Turkistan", "Xinjiang" or "Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region". Among these names "Xinjiang" or "XUAR" are Chinese names forcibly imposed by the Han Chinese. Therefore, we have considered these names illegal and have never admitted and will never admit to them.

Changes in Uighur Script During the Past 50 Years

  • Sun, 08/15/2004 - 12:00

This report concerns the changes in the Uighur script which have occurred in the recent half century, and the historical background against which these developments took place.

In Memory of the East Turkistan Republic

  • Sun, 08/15/2004 - 12:00

November 12, 2000, marks the 56th anniversary of one of the greatest events in the history of the people of Eastern Turkistan -- the establishment of the Eastern Turkistan Republic (ETR). Let us take a moment to cherish the memory of our forefather's who fought for the independence and freedom of our nation.

Major Events of the Second East Turkistan Republic

  • Sun, 08/15/2004 - 12:00

As we all know, the 12th of November, 1996, marks the 52nd anniversary of one of the greatest events in our history. Our forefathers successfully established an independent Eastern Turkistan Republic (ETR) and ruled the country for about 6 years.

Songs of Uighur Fighting Men

  • Sun, 08/15/2004 - 12:00

Two years ago I met His Holiness Dalai Lama in London. The first words His Holiness said to me were in Chinese: "Tong bing xiang lian." In English it means those who have the same illness sympathize with each other. We Uighurs have got the same illness as the Tibetans, that's why I am here.

Xinjiang After Sheng Shicai

  • Sun, 08/15/2004 - 12:00

The first GMD official to be appointed to the position of Chairman of the Xinjiang provincial government was Wu Zhongxin, (79) a follower of the "Great Han" school of thought, "which holds that all the inhabitants of China belong to one (Chinese) family, and that incidental differences of culture, religion and language are unfortunate aberrations, destined to be subsumed in a 'Greater Han' Chinese whole."

A Good Old Song - Ambar Xan

  • Sun, 08/15/2004 - 12:00

We do not know the original title of the song. The name "Davancingning Qizi" was apparently derived from the first word of the poem.

East Turkistan Collections in Sweden

  • Sun, 08/15/2004 - 12:00

There is a rather big collection of plants from Eastern Turkestan in Sweden. It was Carl Persson one of the missionaries who brought them to Sweden, and they are kept in "Riksmuséets botaniska samlingar" in Stockholm.

East-West Exchange Starts 5,000 Years Ago

  • Sun, 08/15/2004 - 12:00

Experts More than a dozen heads of maces dating back to between 3,000 and 5,000 years ago, extremely similar to those used by kings of ancient Egypt, were recently unearthed in northwest China.