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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See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil: Middle Eastern Reactions to Rising China’s Uyghur Crackdown

Shichor, Y. (2015). See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil: Middle Eastern Reactions to Rising China’s Uyghur Crackdown. Griffith Asia Quarterly, 3(1), 62-85. Link Abstract: This paper addresses the issue of China’s rise in the Middle East through the prism of the Uyghur and Xinjiang issues. Given the Middle East’s contemporary and vociferous denunciations of... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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