Untangling the Bughrakhan Manuscripts

By Rian Thum in Sugawara Jun and Rahile Dawut, eds., Mazar: Studies on Islamic Sacred Sites in Central Eurasia, eds. Tokyo: Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Press, 2016. 275-288. Link No summary but it's about Sultan Satuq Bughra Khan and the title is pretty self explanatory.


Protest Poem

I wrote this poem as a performance piece for the One Voice One Step protests that happened across the world on March 15th, 2018. I would normally tell you to enjoy it but... actually, you know what? Enjoy. Joy in the revolution!   From: An Uyghur Girl To: China Cc: The World Re: You say... Continue Reading →

Advancing “Ethnic Unity” and “De-Extremization”: Ideational Governance in Xinjiang under “New Circumstances” (2012–2017)

Klimeš, O. (2018). Advancing “Ethnic Unity” and “De-Extremization”: Ideational Governance in Xinjiang under “New Circumstances” (2012–2017). Journal of Chinese Political Science, 1-24. Link   Abstract The central role of ideology has been one of the key features of the political system of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) since 1949. One of the places where the... Continue Reading →

From Uyghurs to Kashgaris (and back?): Migration and Cross-Border Interactions Between Xinjiang and Pakistan

Rippa, A. (2014). From Uyghurs to Kashgaris (and back?): Migration and Cross-Border Interactions Between Xinjiang and Pakistan. Link   Abstract China and Pakistan share a common border, formally established in 1963, and a close friendship which, to a certain extent, is a direct consequence of that agreement. Somewhat surprisingly the two countries managed to maintain... Continue Reading →

Uyghur Update: 2nd – 9th December

The conference went well but I am so exhausted from all that social interaction...   In the Uyghur Region Security China is being called "the most impressive surveillance state in history". The ramped-up security this year has negatively affected Uyghur businesses, as reported by RFA. In regards to the weekly flag raising ceremonies Uyghurs are... Continue Reading →

Uyghur Update: 8th-15th September

Reports from Myanmar and the Rohingya have been making headlines this week. Even WUC released a statement in regards to it. Although most of the reports I've seen are about how the government was abusing its power and using lethal force on innocent civilians in what is being deemed as ethnic cleansing, I did see... Continue Reading →

Taranchis, Kashgaris, and the ‘Uyghur Question’ in Soviet Central Asia

Brophy, D. (2005). Taranchis, Kashgaris, and the ‘Uyghur Question’in Soviet Central Asia. Inner Asia, 7(2), 163-84. Link Abstract: Up till now, the problem of Uyghur identity construction has been studied from an almost exclusively anthropological perspective. Little Western research has been done on the history of the Uyghur community in the Soviet Union during the period of... Continue Reading →

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