A Meshrep in Our Home… Where There Is No Meshrep: Contrasting Narratives in the Reinvention of a Uyghur Gathering

Snider, A. J. (2017). A Meshrep in Our Home... Where There Is No Meshrep: Contrasting Narratives in the Reinvention of a Uyghur Gathering (Doctoral dissertation, University of Kansas). Link Abstract The addition of Uyghur meshrep gatherings to the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2010 has influenced the way the gathering is promoted and understood by... Continue Reading →

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Uyghur digital diaspora in Kyrgyzstan

Marat, A. (2016). Uyghur digital diaspora in Kyrgyzstan. Diaspora Studies, 9(1), 53-63. Link Abstract ‘The Uyghur problem’ occurred as a result of the combination of various degrees of complexities throughout history of the Uyghur people. Historical events and dispersion became a turning point in the formation of the Uyghur diaspora. However, not all Uyghur communities could express... Continue Reading →

Introduction to the Work of Uygur Poet Bakhtiya

Rozieva, D., & Oldfield, A. (2015). Introduction to the Work of Uygur Poet Bakhtiya. CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture, 17(2), 7. Link Abstract In their article "Introduction to the Work of Uygur Poet Bakhtiya" Dilfuza Rozieva and Anna Oldfield introduce Ilya Bakhtiya's (1932-1987) work. For writers like Bakhtiya, the task was to create a Kazakh Uygur print... Continue Reading →

Ilya Bakhtiya’s Role in Uyghur Poetry

Rozieva, Dilfuza. "Ilya Bakhtiya's Role in Uygur Poetry." Middle East Journal of Scientific Research 20.2 (2014): 144-48. doi: 10.5829/idosi.mejsr.2014.20.02.21053 PDF Abstract Uyghur literature is a part of great Turkic literature, when we research Uyghur literature we have to remember there are two main parts of it, one is Xinjang Uyghur literature, another is Kazakhstani Uyghur... Continue Reading →

The Uyghurs in Modern China

Thum, R. (2018-04-26). The Uyghurs in Modern China. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian History. Link Abstract The Uyghurs are a Turkic-speaking ethnic group, most of whom live today within the People’s Republic of China. Virtually all Uyghurs are Muslims, and most are oasis farmers, small-time traders, or craftsmen. They constitute the majority population of the Tarim... Continue Reading →

‘Making the oil fragrant’: dealings with the supernatural among the Uyghurs in Xinjiang

Bellér-Hann, I. (2001). 'Making the oil fragrant': dealings with the supernatural among the Uyghurs in Xinjiang. Asian Ethnicity, 2(1), 9-23. Link doi Excerpt from introduction: Anyone interested in Xinjiang today must take account of the long-term cultural continuities which manifest themselves in many areas of life beneath the practices and institutions of the modern social formation. In this... Continue Reading →

Nationalist competition on the internet: Uyghur diaspora versus the Chinese state media

Culpepper, R. (2012). Nationalist competition on the internet: Uyghur diaspora versus the Chinese state media. Asian Ethnicity, 13(2), 187-203. Link   Abstract This article explores the evolving relationship between nationalism and identity formation as it is now facilitated on the internet. Particularly, it examines the implications of nationalist competition between the Uyghur diaspora online community and Chinese... 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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