Entrepreneurship and Development in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

By Tyler Harlan for the completion of the degree of Master of Philosophy at the University of Melbourne, 2009 Abstract Economic growth and private sector development have been sluggish in China’s western regions, where ethnic minorities make up a sizeable part of the population. In the northwest Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, the state maintains a steady... Continue Reading →

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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 →

Our Titillating Twenties

A friend of mine just got accepted to university! I am very happy for her. All of us are at such different stages of life right now, despite being around the same age. It's so weird. One is trying to decide between a prestigious job in the UK or UAE, another is just finishing an undergrad... Continue Reading →

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