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This index presents a list of terms and concepts that covers Community Matters in Xinjiang 1880?1949. Historians of Xinjiang have long been aware that the centuries of colonial rule were characterized by a two-tier legal system, the colonial and the Islamic one, which operated more or less parallel with each other. This book considers the force of custom in regulating social life by applying the concept of legal pluralism, and explores social relations surrounding life-cycle rituals and family structure.

Keywords: legal pluralism; life-cycle rituals; Xinjiang



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