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  title={Cultivation Development and Expansion in China's Colonial Realm in Central Asia},
  author={Herold J. Wiens},
  journal={The Journal of Asian Studies},
  pages={67 - 88}
  • Herold J. Wiens
  • Published 1 November 1966
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