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 →

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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 →

Muslim Women at a Crossroads: Gender and Development in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China

Huang, C. (2009). Muslim Women at a Crossroads: Gender and Development in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China (Doctoral dissertation, UC Berkeley). Link Abstract This dissertation is an ethnographic study of the Muslim Uyghur ethnic minority in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in northwestern China. I explore how the narratives of the women I study reflect historical... 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 →

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 →

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