Kashgar’s Vanishing Memory

Chinese authorities plan to rebuild the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar to make it earthquake-proof, but a sanctuary of ancient Uyghur architecture and culture could be lost forever.
2010-04-23
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Anonymous Reader

@Manoj Datar - Thanks for pointing this out. We are working to rectify the map showing areas of control in Kashmir. Cheers.

Jul 25, 2011 12:21 PM

Anonymous Reader

I will definitely oppose this cultural destruction of Kashgar and the great Xinjiang Culture. I would like to draw your attention however to the map you have showed there. The Entire state of Kashmir is shown as a part of Pakistan. This is factually and legally a blunder. PLEASE RECTIFY THE MAP TO SHOW IT AS PART OF INDIA. THAT WAY INDIA CAN CONTRIBUTE TO SUPPORT THIS JUST CAUSE.

Jul 22, 2011 09:18 PM

Anonymous Reader

I visited Kashgar in 2004. It was an amazing place. Without doubt it was the most interesting place I have ever seen. The news of the destruction of the old city saddens me greatly.

Apr 29, 2010 12:14 PM