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Turkic publications from Xinjiang at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives

About the collection

“The Hoover Institution Library & Archives are home to one of the most impressive collections of Uyghur-language newspapers outside China. Dating from the final fifteen years of China's Republican period, the newspapers in the collection represent the early years of newspaper printing in the Uyghur region, and are of tremendous value for understanding the cultural, political, and intellectual zeitgeist of Xinjiang—particularly urban Xinjiang—between the mid-1930s and the late 1940s. The collection has excellent coverage for the provincial Uyghur-language newspaper as well as significant coverage for various prefecture-level papers. Included as well are a substantial number of issues in Kazakh, notably for the provincial newspaper. To my knowledge, many if not most of the issues in Hoover's extensive Uyghur-Kazakh newspaper collection are not available in any other collection currently accessible to researchers. A truly remarkable set of materials.’’ 

                                                                                                                         Joshua L. Freeman,

Assistant Research Fellow at the Institute of Modern History,

Academia Sinica 中央研究院

Visiting Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives