Borderland Capitalism: Turkestan Produce, Qing Silver, and the Birth of an Eastern Market

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Scholars have long been puzzled by why Muslim landowners in Central Asia, called begs, stayed loyal to the Qing empire when its political legitimacy and military power were routinely challenged. Borderland Capitalism argues that converging interests held them together: the local Qing administration needed the Turkic begs to develop resources and raise military revenue while the begs needed access to the Chinese market. Drawing upon multilingual sources and archival material, Kwangmin Kim shows how the begs aligned ...

Borderland Capitalism: Turkestan Produce, Qing Silver, and the Birth of an Eastern Market 2016, Stanford University Press

ISBN-13: 9780804799232

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