Steering committee member

Dr. Dilnoza Duturaeva is a Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of York. She specializes in the history of Central Asia and China. Her first book Qarakhanid Roads to China: A History of Sino-Turkic Relations deals with international trade roads and networks during the Qarakhanid period, and the conditions and driving forces of the globalization process in Eurasia. Dr. Duturaeva is in charge of the Steppe Sisters projects supported by the Humboldt Alumni Award 2021 for Innovative Networking Initiatives (2021-2024)

Research Interests                        

Global History, History of Central Asia, Imperial China and transregional nomadic empires, Silk Road Studies, Sino-Islamic relations, diplomacy, trade, and cross-cultural exchange in pre-modern Eurasia


Duturaeva, Dilnoza. Qarakhanid Roads to China: A History of Sino-Turkic Relations. Leiden: Brill, 2022.

Duturaeva, Dilnoza. “From Turkistan to Tibet: The Qarakhanid Khaganate and the Tsongkha Kingdom.” In: The History and Culture of Iran and Central Asia: From the Pre-Islamic to the Islamic Period. Edited by Deborah Tor and Minoru Inaba. Notre Dame: Notre Dame University Press, April 2022.

Duturaeva, Dilnoza. “The Amber Road to China: Trade and Migration of Culture in Pre-Modern Eurasia.” In: Migration and Identity in Eurasia from the Ancient Times to the Middle Ages (Pontica et Mediterranea X). Edited by Victor Cojocaru and Annamária-Izabella Pázsint. Cluj-Napoca: Editura Mega, 2021, 251-267.

Duturaeva, Dilnoza and Ralph Kauz. “Einige Anmerkungen zur Geschichte Moghulistans.” Orientierungen: Zeitschrift zur Kultur Asiens 32 (2020): 67-80.

Duturaeva, Dilnoza. “Behind the Name: Chinese Terms for Central Asian Dynasties and Peoples from the Qarakhanids to the Timurids.” In: Aus den Tiefenschichten der Texte: Beitrage zur turko-iranischen Welt von der Islamisierung bis zur Gegenwart: A Festschrift in Honor of Jürgen Paul’s 70th Birthday. Edited by Nader Purnaqcheband and Florian Saalfeld. Wiesbaden: Reichert Verlag, 2019, 139-156.

Duturaeva, Dilnoza and Ralph Kauz. “Shilun Tianshan diqu lishi zhong Mengwur hanguo de yixie wenti 试论天山地区历史中蒙兀儿汗国的一些问题 [The Moghul Khanate in the History of the Tianshan Region: Some Problematic Issues].” Yuanshi ji minzu yu bianjiang yanjiu jikan 元史及民族与边疆研究集刊 [Studies of the Mongol-Yuan and China's Bordering Area] 38 (2019): 19-30.

Duturaeva, Dilnoza. “Qarakhanid Envoys to Song China.” Journal of Asian History 52, 2 (2018): 179-208.

Duturaeva, Dilnoza. “Cengtan and Fulin: The Saljuqs in Chinese Sources.” Crossroads: Studies on the History of Exchange Relations in the East Asian World 15 (2017): 29-48.

Duturaeva, Dilnoza. Review of Hilola Nazirova’s edition of Zubdat al-Tawārīkh (Cream of Chronicles) by Muḥammad Riża Mīrāb Āgahī. Central Asiatic Journal 60 1/2 (2017): 328-329.

Duturaeva, Dilnoza. “Between the Silk and Fur Roads: Qarakhanid Diplomacy and Trade.” Orientierungen: Zeitschrift zur Kultur Asiens 28 (2016): 173-212.