Expedition of S. E. Malov to Eastern Türkistan and Western China
(45th Meeting of the PIAC, Budapest 2002)
The ethnographic and linguistic investigations of Uighur people carried out by S. E. Malov in Eastern Türkistan and Western China during 1909–1911 and 1913–1915 were of great value for russian and world turcology. They were closely connected with the work of Russian. Committee for studing the Middle and Eastern Asia (in 1899–1923). E. S. Malov collected great and valuable material on practically unknown languages of turks, in particular, newly Uighurs, Sariq-Uighurs, Shira-Uighurs and Salar languages as well as on folk traditions and the ethnography of these peoples. The data of the expedition had a new look on the history and culture of the peoples of the Central Asia region.