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The Canton Trade, 1700–1842  

Paul A. Van Dyke

Online publication date:
May 2017
In 1684, China reopened its doors to trade with the outside world, which had a huge impact on the development of global commerce. Canton quickly emerged as one of the few ports in the ... More

The Expansion of the Qing Dynasty of China and the Zunghar Mongol State  

Peter Perdue

The Manchus, a powerful military state in northeast Eurasia, declared the founding of the Qing dynasty in the early 17th century. They conquered Beijing in 1644, and the core of Ming China ... More

The Medieval Khwājagān and the Early Naqshbandīyya  

Ali Gibran Siddiqui

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Central Asia
This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian History. Please check back later for the full article. The ... More

The Medieval Uyghurs in the 8th through 14th Centuries  

Michael C. Brose

Subject:
Central Asia
The medieval Uyghurs became a political entity in the mid-8th century, when they established their steppe empire as the inheritors of the ancient Türk steppe tribal confederation. They ... More

The Uyghur Empire (744–840)  

Michael Drompp

Online publication date:
Mar 2017
The Uyghurs (Chinese Huihe迴 紇, Huihu回鶻) were a pastoral nomadic people living in the region of the Selenga and Orkhon river valleys in modern Mongolia; they spoke a Turkic language. The ... More

The Xiongnu  

Hyun Jin Kim

The Xiongnu were an Inner Asian people who formed an empire, a state entity encompassing a multiethnic, multicultural, and polyglot population. The ruling elite of this empire were, for ... More

The Yuezhi  

Craig Benjamin

The Inner Eurasian nomadic confederation known in ancient Chinese sources as the Yuezhi were probably descended from Indo-European-speaking pastoral nomads who migrated eastward away from ... More

The 1989 Tiananmen Movement and Its Aftermath  

Rowena Xiaoqing He

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian History. Please check back later for the full article. In ... More

Warfare and Arms of the Early Iron Age Steppe Nomads  

Oleksandr Symonenko

At the turn of Bronze and Early Iron Ages, the nomads of the Eurasian steppe brought about a new and progressive phenomenon in world military history: cavalry warfare. Spanning the vast ... More

Warfare in Premodern Southeast Asia  

Michael Charney

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian History. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

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