Invitation to a Mourning Ceremony: perspectives on the Uyghur internet

Harris, R., & Isa, A. (2011). 'Invitation to a Mourning Ceremony': Perspectives on the Uyghur Internet. Inner Asia, 27-49. Link Abstract This paper offers a historically located and sociopolitical reading of the Uyghur internet, focusing on Uyghur language sites which were legally operating within China and active in the run-up to the July 2009 protests. Whilst... Continue Reading →

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The Uyghur Diaspora in Cyberspace: Identity and Homeland Cause

Kusçu, I. (2014). The Uyghur Diaspora in Cyberspace: Identity and Homeland Cause. Bilig, 69, 143. Link Abstract Since the 1950s, the Uyghur diaspora communities have engaged in a wide array of activities to transnationalize the case of Uyghurs in the homeland. Uyghur diaspora have traditionally organized around associations and worked towards transnationalizing the homeland cause through conferences,... Continue Reading →

A voice for the voiceless: online social activism in Uyghur language blogs and state control of the Internet in China

Clothey, R. A., Koku, E. F., Erkin, E., & Emat, H. (2016). A voice for the voiceless: online social activism in Uyghur language blogs and state control of the Internet in China. Information, Communication & Society, 19(6), 858-874. Link   Abstract Much has been written in recent years about Chinese online activism. Although in China Internet use... Continue Reading →

The Internet as a tool for informal education: a case of Uyghur language websites

Clothey, R. A. (2017). The Internet as a tool for informal education: a case of Uyghur language websites. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 47(3), 344-358. Link   Abstract The 200th year since Jullien published his influential book Esquisse et vues preliminaries d’un ouvrage sur l’éducation comparée (Preliminary plan and views of a work of comparative education)... Continue Reading →

Oppositional consciousness, cultural preservation, and everyday resistance on the Uyghur Internet

Clothey, R. A., & Koku, E. F. (2017). Oppositional consciousness, cultural preservation, and everyday resistance on the Uyghur Internet. Asian Ethnicity, 18(3), 351-370. Link   Abstract The Internet has potential as a tool for propagation of minority cultures and identities. As China is a multi-ethnic, multilingual society, people of varying cultural backgrounds and across the Chinese diaspora... 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 →

Identity construction online : the use of Facebook by the Uyghur diaspora

Nuermaimaiti, R. (2014). Identity construction online: the use of Facebook by the Uyghur diaspora. An unpublished thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of Master of International Communication Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand. Link   Thesis Abstract Identity construction of diaspora people has been facilitated through the use of the Internet, particularly, social... Continue Reading →

Uyghur transnational identity on Facebook: on the development of a young diaspora

NurMuhammad, R., Horst, H. A., Papoutsaki, E., & Dodson, G. (2016). Uyghur transnational identity on Facebook: on the development of a young diaspora. Identities, 23(4), 485-499. Link PDF   Abstract How are online and social media being used in transnational spaces? This article presents empirical findings from a study of the Facebook usage among the Uyghur diaspora. We... Continue Reading →

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