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On 12-15 September  2019 Aigine CRC has conducted on-site training workshop for sacred site guardians, pilgrims, traditional practitioners and members of working group of Batken province. The main objectives of the workshop is to familiarize the participants with the UNESCO 2003 Convention on Safeguarding ICH, to develop sacred site and pilgrimage practice safeguarding measures, as well as to conduct cross validation of the sacred sites and rituals of Batken province. Within the framework of the seminar, the working group also visited the sacred site Davut Pirim, Chauvai village, Kadamjai district. The training workshop is held in the framework of the project "Safeguarding of Practices and Rare Rituals Related to Sacred Sites in Kyrgyzstan: Preparation of an Inventory and Safeguarding Measures'.

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On-Site training workshops with community members: Jalal-Abad province

Written by Monday, 16 September 2019 09:08 Published in NEWS 0

On 6-8 September , 2019 Aigine CRC is conducting on-site training workshop for sacred site guardians, pilgrims, traditional practitioners and members of working group of Jalal-Abad province. The main objectives of the workshop is to familiarize the participants with the UNESCO 2003 Convention on Safeguarding ICH, to develop sacred site and pilgrimage practice safeguarding measures, as well as to conduct cross validation of the sacred sites and rituals of Jalal-Abad province. The training workshop is held in the framework of the project "Safeguarding of Practices and Rare Rituals Related to Sacred Sites in Kyrgyzstan: Preparation of an Inventory and Safeguarding Measures'.

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Sacred Geography of Kyrgyzstan: Tulpar-Kazyk

Written by Monday, 26 August 2019 12:34 Published in NEWS 0

Tulpar-Kazyk is located at the edge of Togotoi village of Kara-Kulja region in Osh province. Once upon a time, there were forty mountain poplar trees growing side by side resembling forty forced wedges. According to local people, these forty poplar trees were used by the forty warriors of Manas as wedges to tie their horses, hence the name of the place – “horse wedge”. However, later these trees were cut down local people’s prophesy notwithstanding, and it is believed that the trees were bleeding while being cut, and those who did it incurred the punishment of the sacred site.

 
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Panel 4: Leadership and organization of the uprising.

Zhanyl Abdyldabek Kyzy "Brief information about the manuscript of the 1916 Uprising participant Tulu uulu Ibraim.

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Panel 1: Historiography and sources for study of the uprising

Adylbek Kanimetov. Tragic events of 1916.

Abstract: In the past Kyrgyz people experienced a lot of hard events. Facing difficulties and oppression more than once, our ancestors raised the flag of independence and gave their lives in the struggle for freedom. The uprising of 1916 as one of such fateful tragic events takes its own place in national history. The tragic events of 1916 are not the tragedy of a single lineage or tribe, but the tragedy of an entire nation. Colonial oppression became unbearable and brought the Kyrgyz people only grief and hardship, people were taken to prison and thousands died. Many were forced to flee to China.

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Panel 5. Memory about uprising.

Murat Imankulov. Once again about the losses during the uprising of 1916 in Kyrgyzstan.

Abstract: The uprising of 1916 was a vivid expression of the open struggle of the Kyrgyz people for their freedom and survival. In studying this period, we face many problems. One of them, the disputes about the losses during the uprising. Many scientists, state and public figures, relying on statistical documents, tried to determine the number of victims among Kyrgyz rebels.

Unfortunately, even a century later, we do not know exactly the number of losses among Kyrgyz people during the suppression of the uprising. It is still discussed. There is an official recognition of the poor quality of the pre-revolutionary data on population movements in Central Asia. But despite this, relying on the statistical data of the Russian Empire, an attempt was made to determine the population of Kyrgyzstan at the beginning of the 20th century.

In different materials, works published in different years, the different data about losses are given from 4,000 to 647,700 people. This article attempts to determine the number of losses among Kyrgyz rebels, based on the study of statistical materials and scientific works of the late XIX and the first quarter of the XX centuries.

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Panel 5. Memory about uprising.

Karlygash Bizhigitova. Voices of “ordinary” participants in the uprising of 1916 (case study: Jailmyshevskya volost of Vernensky district of the Semirechensky region).

Abstract: In the article, the author, based on the analysis of one voluminous archival document, shows that ordinary participants in the events of 1916 using the example of one (Jailmyshevskya volost of Vernensky district of the Semirechye region) were not “silent”. On the contrary, their testimony was accepted by representatives of the colonial authorities, including judicial officials. Moreover, these “voices” contributed to the further reconstruction of the events that occurred in the summer of 1916 on the territory of this volost, both by representatives of the colonial administration and by Soviet and modern researchers.

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Panel 5. Memory about uprising.

Djamilya Musarova. International relations and participation of foreigners in the events of 1916 in Semirechye.

 

Abstract: The colonial authorities, the military of Turkestan and Semirechye, under conditions of weak control by the Russian government, attempted to take advantage because of the war and the decree calling the indigenous population for rear works, to enrich themselves. The uprising of 1916 had the most tragic character in the richest districts of Semirechye: Przhevalsky, Pishpek and Dzharkent, with their climatic conditions favorable for farming and cattle breeding, which attracted thousands of peasants from Russia and Chinese seasonal workers.

Trying to absolve itself of blame for the ineffective management and oppression of the indigenous population, which led to bloody events, the colonial administration of Semirechye sought the cause of the uprising in an external foreign factor. But a number of progressive Russian leaders and eyewitnesses to the events of 1916 believed that there was no external influence to uprising, and the uprising was caused by the greedy activities of representatives of the colonial authorities, the Cossacks and the new Slavic settlers.

German and Turkish agents could not freely carry out their activities in Turkestan, since here numerous bodies of the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of War competed jealously with each other in search of foreign spies and agents of influence. Although there were numerous rumors, military reports and even testimonies published in the press, many of them turned out to be false. And serious documentary evidence about the preparation and leadership of the 1916 uprising in Semirechye by the governments of Germany, Turkey or China has not yet been found.

The main directors of the internal socio-economic and political processes on this Russian outskirts were representatives of the colonial administration, anxious about the goal of personal enrichment through plunder and weaning of land from the tax-paying native population. Their activities, contrary to the interests of the Russian state, became subject to

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From May 31 to June 1, 2019, the international symposium “The 1916 Uprising in Central Asia: academic integration, new approaches and knowledge”  took place in Karakol.

Panel 5. Memory about uprising.

Gulzada Abdalieva. “Sad blood flows in our veins”: three Urkuns in the memory of Kyrgyz.

Abstract: This article addresses the issue of the traumatic memory of three Urkun Kyrgyz living in the territory of modern China. The article is written on the basis of field research conducted in China, where Kyrgyz residents live compactly as a result of forced migration. The main objective of the article is an attempt to find out how the memory of forced migration was formed in the minds of Kyrgyz living in China.

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From May 31 to June 1, 2019, the international symposium “The 1916 Uprising in Central Asia: academic integration, new approaches and knowledge”  took place in Karakol. 

Panel 4: Leadership and organization of the uprising.

Maisara Bekmagambetova. Legitimation of A. Zhanbosynov’s leadership in the events of 1916 on the territory of the Torgai region.

Abstract: One of the largest centers of events in 1916 was the TorgaI region. In Soviet historiography, to conform to Marxist ideology, the myth about exclusive leadership by Amangeldy Imanov was widely promulgated. However, the facts presented in this article allow us to show that Abdulgafar Zhanbosynov was a recognized leader of the uprising.

 

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