How dull to have a gun and not shoot. Guns should be fired.

Fu Yuli / Nicky Harman

Xinjiang’s Xibe Authors: Inspired by “Language of Exile” that has Outlived Manchu

Ironically, thanks perhaps to a centuries-old separation from its origins in northeast Asia, the Xibe language (锡伯语)—closely related to Manchu, the language of the Qing Dynasty rulers—remains a living language in modern-day northwest Xinjiang. Most Xibe are concentrated in Qapqal Xibe Autonomous County, descendants of Manchu soldiers first dispatched in 1764 from Shenyang, Liaoning to garrison the frontier . . .


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