Re: Central Asia

Richard Ottolini (stgprao@seismic.sugarland.unocal.COM)
28 Sep 1995 13:06:34 GMT

In article <44dn4n$>,
Iain Walker <> wrote:
>I'm looking for any references anyone can supply regarding the mountain
>peoples of the Tien Shan and Pamir regions of central Asia. That is,
>western Sinkiang, Tadjikistan, Kyrgyzia and maybe areas a little further
>south (but not Hindu Kush, Kashmir, Tibet, etc.

Stanford U. has a small academic group run by A. Dien in this region.
I used to think this was sleepy subject compared to the more dynamic
Societ and Chinese studies. But this region re-entered the world
stage both culturally and economically after the breakup of the Soviet
empire and probably again when the Chinese empire distinigrates too.