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.

Is Eastern Turkestan a Chinese Territory?

  • Sun, 08/15/2004 - 12:00

During an interview with the correspondent of the Beijing Review, Wang Enmao, first secretary of Eastern Turkestan Party Committee, claims that:

Orkhun Inscriptions

  • Sun, 08/15/2004 - 12:00

...The expression of the Chinese are flowery and their gifts are pleasant... Their flowery words and pleasant gifts appeal to the peoples living far off...

Rare Relics Record History of Silk Road

  • Sun, 08/15/2004 - 12:00

A garment made of fabrics with dazzling gold foil sewn on applique work, dating back to the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 24), was recently unearthed from a tomb in Lop Nur, a desolate area in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

Buddhism and Its Spread Along the Silk Road

  • Sun, 08/15/2004 - 12:00

There one sees a structure of an elevation prodigious in height; it is supported by gigantic pillars and covered with paintings of all the birds created by God. In the interior are two immense idols carved in the rock and rising from the foot of the mountains to the summit....One cannot see anything comparable to these statues in the whole world."

Nestorian Christianity and Uyghurs

  • Sun, 08/15/2004 - 12:00

Erkin Alptekin's profile of the Uyghurs was very well researched and written. However, I see one glaring ommission in his record of Uyghur history.

Syrian Language "Holy Bible" Discovered in Dunhuang Grottoes

  • Sun, 08/15/2004 - 12:00

yrian Language "Holy Bible" Discovered in Dunhuang Grottoes Chinese archaeologists have discovered excerpts from the Christian Bible written in an ancient Syrian language in the northern zone of the Mogao Grottoes of Dunhuang, northwest China's Gansu Province.

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.

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.

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.