1. En ny trasé av silkeveien


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    Silkeveien var mange veier: Vår tur starter i Almaty i Kazakhstan, fører oss til Kyrgyzstan med nomadenes land rundt Issyk Kul-sjøen, over Torugart-passet til Xinjiang og Taklamakan-ørkenen med Buddha-grotter og syngende sanddyner.

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    • On the Silk Road, Oil and Tensions Flow


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      More than half a century since China started pumping oil in its arrid west, tensions continue to rise over inequality and ethnicity in Karamay, which is now one of the countries wealthiest cities. See full report: China Invests in Region Rich in Oil, Coal and Also Strife http://buff.ly/1AHm6YZ Cover image by Gilles Sabrie http://www.gsabrie.com/

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      • Circling the Golden Mountains: Trailer


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        This is a taste of some of the footage from the CTGM expedition in Central and North Asia. Look out for some more formal episodes this winter!

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        • Muslims dancing in Xi'an, China


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          • The Sacred Routes of Uyghur History


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            For 250 years, the Turkic Muslims of Altishahr—the vast desert region to the northwest of Tibet—have led an uneasy existence under Chinese rule. Today they call themselves Uyghurs, and they have cultivated a sense of history and identity that challenges Beijing’s official national narrative. Rian Thum argues that the roots of this history run deeper than recent conflicts, to a time when manuscripts and pilgrimage dominated understandings of the past. Beyond broadening our knowledge of tensions between the Uyghurs and the Chinese government, this meditation on the very concept of history probes the limits of human interaction with the past. Uyghur historical practice emerged from the circulation of books and people during the Qing Dynasty, when crowds of pilgrims listened to history readings at the tombs of Islamic saints. Over time, amid long journeys and moving rituals, at oasis markets and desert shrines, ordinary readers adapted community-authored manuscripts to their own needs. In the process they created a window into a forgotten Islam, shaped by the veneration of local saints. Partly insulated from the rest of the Islamic world, the Uyghurs constructed a local history that is at once unique and assimilates elements of Semitic, Iranic, Turkic, and Indic traditions—the cultural imports of Silk Road travelers. Through both ethnographic and historical analysis, The Sacred Routes of Uyghur History offers a new understanding of Uyghur historical practices, detailing the remarkable means by which this people reckons with its past and confronts its nationalist aspirations in the present day. —Harvard University Press

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            • SHADOW OF THE SILK ROAD By Chelin Miller


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              Photographs taken during my visit to Xinjiang, Northwest China, where I stayed with two lovely Kyrgyz families on the shore of Lake Karakul. This AV won Kent's 'best photography' at the KCPA AV competition 2014, woo hoo!

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              • gh4 test kashgar


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                • WNDA Pakistan Karakoram Highway


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                  WNDA Pakistan Karakoram Highway

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                  • Tianchi Lake, Xinjiang


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                    • VIDEO JAM voyage & découverte


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                      Un mix d'images de nos quatre premiers documents vidéo regroupant quatre destinations : - Les côtes N-O de Madagascar, Nosy Be et l'archipel des Radamas. - Le Kirghizistan et son peuple cavalier. - Le désert du Taklamakan et ses oasis habitées par le peuple turcophone des Ouïgours. - L'extrême N-E de l'Inde, l'extrémité de l'Himalaya et sa jungle tropicale dominant les rives du Brahmapoutre. Ce "Jam" sera visible sur la page d'accueil de notre site www.gilleshubert.com (en ligne fin juillet 2014).

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