The Rise of China in Central Asia: The New Silk Road Diplomacy

Pradhan, R. The Rise of China in Central Asia: The New Silk Road Diplomacy. Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences, 1-21. Link Abstract China’s relationship with Central Asia has grown manifold since the foundation of Shanghai Five in 1996, which in June 2001 became the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. The impetus to the relationship has... Continue Reading →

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Chinese Oppression in Xinjiang, Middle Eastern Conflicts and Global Islamic Solidarities among the Uyghurs

Smith Finley, J. (2007). Chinese oppression in Xinjiang, Middle Eastern conflicts and global Islamic solidarities among the Uyghurs. Journal of Contemporary China, 16(53), 627-654. Link   Abstract Individuals in Xinjiang are not merely passive recipients of state representations and policies; they are also agents capable of finding subtle means of self-representation. These symbolic oppositions are necessarily fluid:... Continue Reading →

Xinjiang under China: reflections on the multiple dimensions of the 2009 Urumqi uprising

Ryono, A., & Galway, M. (2015). Xinjiang under China: reflections on the multiple dimensions of the 2009 Urumqi uprising. Asian Ethnicity, 16(2), 235-255. Link   Abstract In 2009, a demonstration in Urumqi deteriorated into one of the bloodiest riots in contemporary Chinese history. Some scholars and media groups have responded to the event by focusing public attention... Continue Reading →

Revisiting the Salafi-jihadist Threat in Xinjiang

Kuo, K. T. (2012). Revisiting the Salafi-jihadist Threat in Xinjiang. Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, 32(4), 528-544. Link   Abstract The fear of a burgeoning Salafi-jihadism in Xinjiang has been a public driving factor in Chinese policies in the region. This menace is exaggerated. Though there may be Salafi-jihadist elements among the larger, discontented Uyghur population, it... Continue Reading →

Islam, Local Elites, and China’s Missteps in Integrating the Uyghur Nation

Stephen, E., Çarmikli, E. Ö., & Kader, M. U. (2009). Islam, Local Elites, and China’s Missteps in Integrating the Uyghur Nation. Journal of Central Asian & Caucasian Studies, 4(7). Link   Abstract The following paper examines China’s religious and nationality policies aimed at establishing and maintaining political and social control over the Uyghur population of Xinjiang and... Continue Reading →

Uyghurs on Chinese Social Networking Sites: The Creation and Destruction of Ethnic Youth Culture

Light, N. (2015). Uyghurs on Chinese Social Networking Sites: The Creation and Destruction of Ethnic Youth Culture. Central Asian Affairs, 2(3), 264-286. Link PDF   Abstract The Chinese social networking website Fenbei.com was started in 2003 by a young Chinese software engineer. By 2006 it provided an important online community for tens of thousands of Uyghurs, who developed... Continue Reading →

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