Slavery and Coerced Labor in Xinjiang/East Turkestan Region

In response to the current crisis of coerced labor in Xinjiang/East Turkestan Region in China, H-Slavery has created his page to hold resources, discussions, and related content. The top table contains all material published to H-Slavery on this topic using the keyword "Slavery in Xinjiang" while the bottom table captures content from across H-Net's many networks using a sequence of keywords. 

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Re: Slavery today: Chinese government-organized mass slavery, incl. 21st century cotton slavery, poses a new challenge for slavery researchers everywhere

The global developments around mass forced labour in China, including as a component of the Uyghur genocide, continue to arrive, blow by blow: Here is a quick, incomplete update.

Re: Slavery today: Chinese government-organized mass slavery, incl. 21st century cotton slavery, poses a new challenge for slavery researchers everywhere

Dear All,

Let me add my thanks to Magnus and Laura for providing this information. There is no reason why H-Slavery cannot build a page tracking this particular crisis, modern slavery and human trafficking more generally, or both if that's helpful. Just a reminder to our readers that H-Slavery is staffed by an all-volunteer force of academic editors and that there is no reason we cannot bring on additional contributors to help cover this topic. We can be reached at editorial-slavery@mail.h-net.org

Best wishes, 

Re: Slavery today: Chinese government-organized mass slavery, incl. 21st century cotton slavery, poses a new challenge for slavery researchers everywhere

Magnus, Thank you sincerely for calling attention to the vast system of forced labor of Uyghur and other minoritized citizens in Xinjiang/East Turkestan Region in China. As Magnus mentioned, this system is effected through a collaboration between the Chinese government and corporations. Many US, EU, and UK corporations are benefiting from the enslavement of people from Xinjiang/East Turkestan, though almost all of them deny knowledge of their supply chain connections to this system.

Slavery today: Chinese government-organized mass slavery, incl. 21st century cotton slavery, poses a new challenge for slavery researchers everywhere

A new challenge for slavery research everywhere is now posed by the hard evidence of how China's government is organizing mass slavery of targeted indigenous people, as part of their racist campaign against the Uyghur, Kazakh and other ethnic minorities of China's western Uyghur region, known in Chinese as Xinjiang (lit. 'New conquest'), ca 15 million people in total.

New issue of the PRC History Review Book Review Series

The PRC History Group is pleased to announce a new issue in the PRC History Review Book Review Series. Brian Spevey reviews Judd Kinzley's Natural Resources and the New Frontier: Constructing Modern China's Borderlands (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2018), with a response from the author: http://prchistory.org/prc-history-review/

Update on the destruction of Xinjiang's cultural heritage: New satellite and other evidence

 

H-Asia readers concerned with cultural heritage in Asia will be interested in the latest updates on the ongoing destruction of the heritage of Uyghurs and other minority cultures in their homeland in Xinjiang (East Turkestan), now China.

Petition for Rahile Dawut and other imprisoned Uyghur scholars in China, from the Network of Concerned Historians (NCH)

 

The Network of Concerned Historians (NCH) has issued an online campaign for Rahile Dawut, historical anthropologist disappeared by the Chinese authorities in December 2017, and for other disappeared and imprisoned Uyghur scholars in China.

 

Member book, Lavelle, The Profits of Nature: Colonial Development and the Quest for Resources in Nineteenth-Century China

Dear Colleagues, 
 
I am writing to announce the publication of my book.
 
The Profits of Nature: Colonial Development and the Quest for Resources in Nineteenth-Century China
Peter B. Lavelle
New York: Columbia University Press (March 2020)

call for participants: Xinjiang genocide panel at "Frontiers in Prevention, III" - deadline: Dec. 15 


Dear all China/Central Asia specialists, scholars and others - I'm looking for participants and co-organizers to join me for a panel to be proposed, on the origins of China's Xinjiang genocide/mass atrocities, and on the world's failure to prevent it, for the "Frontiers in Prevention" 3rd conference, organized by the Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (I-GMAP), Binghamton University, April 17-18, 2020.

Deadline Dec. 15, 2019.

CFP « Documenting, Assessing and Reporting the Uyghur Crisis », Brussels, 9-11 Dec. 2019

The « Documenting, Assessing and Reporting the Uyghur Crisis » conference will be held at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB -Belgium), from December 9 to December 11, 2019.  Organized by Vanessa Frangville (ULB/EASt) and Dilnur Reyhan (ULB/EASt), this conference aims to assess the situation a year after the existence and expansion of internment camps in the Uyghur region have been exposed to the world.

435: the updated count of ethnic-minority intellectuals in Xinjiang now in mass detention

Today the Uyghur Human Rights Project updated its count of confirmed detentions/forced disappearances of ethnic-minority intellectuals (artists, authors, academics etc.), a key part of Chinese authorities' forced-assimilation campaign targeting the ethnic minorities of Xinjiang, western China, including with mass internments in concentration camps, mass surveillance, blanket criminalization of everyday religious practices, forced marriages, and more.

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