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Syncretic Cartographies: A Conversation with Slavs and Tatars

Volume 13, Number 1, January/February 2014
by Stephanie Bailey

Article Description

Stephanie Bailey interviews Slavs and Tatars after the collective's visit to Xinjiang, one of China’s most westernmost territories and the apparent birthplace of the Turkish language. This history is relatively unknown, even in Xinjiang itself, and the research by Slavs and Tatars emphasizes the historic fluidity of borders, language, and the relationship among cultures that line the trade routes between Turkey and China, a reminder that cultural exchange and hybridity have been taking place for centuries and are not recent developments resulting from contemporary globalization.

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Stephanie Bailey, Slavs and Tatars, Eurasia, The Faculty of Substitution, Turkish language, cultural exchange, hybridity