"The taxi took a sudden right turn off the boulevard..."
"The empty subway train raced downtown through dark tunnels into the darker night..."
"The mysterious car sped towards the Holland Tunnel..."
Tunganistan, or Dunganistan, a name coined by Western scholars and travellers (W. Heissig, Ella Maillart) for an ephemeral régime, hardly to be called a state, in the southern part of Chinese Turkestan or Sinkiang [q.v.] 1934-7. The name stems from the Dungan or Tungan troops, Hui, i.e. ethnic Chinese, Muslims who formed the military backing of Ma Hu-shan, styled “Commander-in-Chief of the 36th Division of the Kuomintang” and brother-in-law of Ma Chung-ying.There is truly nothing new under the sun (but did they blog about it?).