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SOUL OF THE MAZAR: THE KHOJA AFAQ MAUSOLEUM (1600s TO THE PRESENT) AND UYGHUR COLLECTIVE MEMORY
Gilkison, Aaron

2013, Master of Arts, Miami University, History.
This thesis examines the history of the Khoja Afaq mausoleum located in Kashgar, Xinjiang, PRC, from the period of its construction in the middle of the 1600s to the present (2011) using varied sources, including textual sources, oral histories, and personal observations made by the author. It traces the development of the importance of the Khoja Afaq mausoleum in Uyghur collective memory and communal identity to understand the extensive changes that have occurred at the mausoleum physically and ritually since the 1970s. Contrary to much of the literature on the mausoleum, which sees changes at the site as the result of Han Chinese cultural colonization of the site and/or PRC state appropriation, this thesis illuminates the cultural agency of the Uyghurs themselves in relation to the site, giving Uyghurs a voice which would otherwise be overlooked.
Daniel Prior (Committee Chair)
Yihong Pan (Committee Member)
Stanley Toops (Committee Member)
81 p.

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Gilkison, Aaron. "SOUL OF THE MAZAR: THE KHOJA AFAQ MAUSOLEUM (1600s TO THE PRESENT) AND UYGHUR COLLECTIVE MEMORY." Electronic Thesis or Dissertation. Miami University, 2013. OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center. 22 Oct 2017.

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Gilkison, Aaron "SOUL OF THE MAZAR: THE KHOJA AFAQ MAUSOLEUM (1600s TO THE PRESENT) AND UYGHUR COLLECTIVE MEMORY." Electronic Thesis or Dissertation. Miami University, 2013. https://etd.ohiolink.edu/

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