Timur Beg

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Timur Beg
تیمور بیگ
Timur Beg
Shah
In office
1933–1933
Personal details
Born 1886
Kucha
Died August 09,1933
Kashgar
Nationality Uighur
Political party Flag of the First East Turkestan Republic Young Kashgar Party
Religion Islam

Timur Beg (Uyghur: تیمور بیگ‎), or Timur Sijan (division general) was a Uighur rebel military leader in Xinjiang in 1933. He was involved in the 1933 Battle of Kashgar and participated before in Turpan Rebellion (1932). He associated with the Turkic nationalist Young Kashgar Party and appointed himself as 'Timur Shah'.[1] He and other Uighurs like the Bughra brothers wanted to secede from China. In August 1933 his troops were attacked by the Chinese Muslim 36th Division (National Revolutionary Army) under General Ma Zhancang. Timur was shot and beheaded and his head was put on a pike, to be displayed at the Idgah mosque in Kashgar.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Andrew D. W. Forbes (1986). Warlords and Muslims in Chinese Central Asia: a political history of Republican Sinkiang 1911-1949. Cambridge, England: CUP Archive. p. 83. ISBN 0-521-25514-7. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  2. ^ S. Frederick Starr (2004). Xinjiang: China's Muslim borderland. M.E. Sharpe. p. 77. ISBN 0-7656-1318-2. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  3. ^ Andrew D. W. Forbes (1986). Warlords and Muslims in Chinese Central Asia: a political history of Republican Sinkiang 1911-1949. Cambridge, England: CUP Archive. p. 93. ISBN 0-521-25514-7. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 

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