- Author: Won-kyo Oh (transl.)
- Publication Date: August / 2019
- Publisher: Zininzin
Chapters 3 and 4 introduce the process of leftist ideology and Islam undergoing conflicts and continuing to coexist after the Russian Revolution, and Chapters 5, 6, and 7 examine in detail the process of the Islamic religion, politics, and society interacting as the Central Asian countries become independent after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
SNU Asia Center has been opening new horizons in the regional research on Central Asia through China’s Rise & Central Asia and The Heart of Eurasian Beats Again: The Historic Formation and Dynamics of Central Asia, the 10th and 19th books respectively in SNUAC Asian Studies in a Global Context Series. With this latest publication, we seek an opportunity to focus on the uniqueness that the Islam culture –religion, politics, society, and culture distinctively combined– has earned through the special process of 70 years under the Soviet regime.
We wish for this book to provide an even deeper understanding of Central Asia for researchers, policymakers, and members of the private sector with interests in the region.
Table of Contents
List of Maps and Tables 4
- Islam in Central Asia 37
- Empire and the Challenge of Modernity 59
- The Soviet Assault on Islam 81
- Islam as National Heritage 129
- The Revival of Islam 175
- Islam in Opposition 207
- The Politics of Antiterrorism 247
Conclusion: Andijan and Beyond 283
Select Bibliography 331