Ancient Heritage of Täklimakan: Uyghur Urbiculture

Radio Free Asia

 In Ancient Heritage of Täklimakan and Uyghur Urbiculture, Dr. Dolkun Kamberi helps readers understand the Taklimakan was the main region through which the ancient Silk-Road had to pass.

Discoveries many ancient heritages, cities sites, richness, and diversity of Uyghur literature provide a great deal of information regarding the early Uyghur civilization.

The increasing role archaeology has played in aiding experts in constructing a chronology of Uyghur urbiculture using unearthed Uyghur manuscripts,

medieval travelers’ accounts, and historical heritage of well-developed Uyghur literature.
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Dr. Dolkun Kamberi, the founding Director of Radio Free Asia Uyghur Service since 1998, earned his M. Phil. and Ph. D. degrees from Columbia University, and completed his post-doctoral research at the University of Pennsylvania. He is an internationally recognized scholar and authority on the ancient Silk Road civilization and Sino-Turkic languages. Dr. Kamberi’s career has spanned work as a field-archeologist, university professor, and linguist, translator, and Uyghur media specialist. He is fluent in English, Chinese, Uyghur, and several Turkic languages. Prior to joining RFA, he was a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been invited to speak at many universities throughout the U.S. and at international conferences around the world, presenting subjects on Central Asian political, cultural, historical, linguistic, archeological, and human rights issues. His articles on Silk-Road civilization have been published extensively in many languages.
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Feb 27, 2016
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