For the second edition of this year's New Books in Asian Studies series, the Sigur Center for Asian Studies is co-sponsoring this book launch with the Central Asia Program and the Elliott School Book Launch Series.
At a time when understanding the roots of the modern relationship between Uyghurs and China has taken on new urgency, Land of Strangers: The Civilizing Project in Qing Central Asia by Eric Schluessel, Assistant Professor of History at GW, illuminates a crucial moment of social and cultural change in this dark period of Xinjiang’s past. Rian Thum, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham, will serve as the discussant. Marlene Laruelle, Director of the Central Asia Program will moderate.
Learn more about the event and how to enter the Sigur Center's New Books in Asian Studies giveaway ($140 value!), which supports authors and local DC bookstores, on Eventbrite.
Helen Jiang, Program Coordinator