Enter the Forest of Memories
Know your Past, Shape your Future
Xinjiang has over the past few years frequently reached the headlines as China is questioned over the treatment of its inhabitants and China’s legitimacy over the area. While this article shall not directly discuss those highly controversial and politicised topics, I do hope that my attempt to survey the history of Xinjiang will give theContinue reading “The Conquest of Xinjiang”
The date was May 27, 1887 when 34 Chinese miners were murdered, stripped naked, hacked to pieces and then thrown into the Snake River in Oregon. It was the worst massacre of Chinese in the history of the American West and the murderers got off unpunished. Today, 133 years later, we remember this atrocity.
Today is May 19th. It marks a dreadful day in history oft forgotten. It marks the Kunming Massacre of 1856. A three day period that claimed the lives of thousands of Muslim Yunnanese. It saddens me to say this was only one of the massacres in a series of massacres, albeit the one that directlyContinue reading “Islam in China: the Sultanate of Yunnan (1/2)”
Some things that shouldn’t be forgotten have been forgotten. We owe it to those who came before us to have their struggles and pain remembered. The mistakes they made can be seen as guidebook for the future.
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Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.George Santayana