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.
We are delighted to announce the publication of the China Story Yearbook: Power.
You may read it online on our website (HTML): https://www.thechinastory.org/yearbooks/yearbook-2018-power/,
or download PDF and ePub versions from the ANU Press: http://doi.org/10.22459/CSY.2019.
F y i, my new article on the Xinjiang human rights catastrophe, and the consequences for our universities' relations with China:
China's Thousandfold Guantánamos.
With China's assault on scores of leading academics and intellectuals, business as usual is no longer possible, writes Magnus Fiskesjö.
By Magnus Fiskesjö. Inside Higher Ed, April 8, 2019
Following the Statement by Concerned Scholars on China’s Mass Detention of Turkic Minorities from November 26, 2018 [
Following the Statement by Concerned Scholars on China’s Mass Detention of Turkic Minorities from November 26, 2018 [https://concernedscholars.home.blog], and a number of other appeals against China's mass atrocities in Xinjiang, the Association for Asian Studies has now, on March 27, 2019, issued its own statement, on the "Extra-Judicial Detention of Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang, PRC."
It is an important statement that all Asia scholars should see. Here it is in full:
I've listed a number of overviews in this periodically updated online bibliography on Xinjiang and the ongoing Chinese atrocities there, available for download, here:
I know that it is bad form to recommend one's own work but you might like to look at :
Religion, Repression, and Traditional Uyghur
Culture in Southern Xinjiang: Kashgar and Khotan
Central Asian Affairs 2 (2015) 246-263
I'm looking for suggestions for reading to assign that will help students in an intermediate-level undergraduate class on modern China understand the current situation in Xinjiang, and the relationship between the Uyghurs and the PRC government. Ideally it would be something thirty pages or less, engaging and informative, that helps put the current situation in historical context. Thanks very much for any ideas!
History Department, University of Denver
Follkow-up to the Statement by Concerned Scholars on China’s Mass Detention of Turkic Minorities - November 26, 2018
NOTE: IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR NAME TO THIS STATEMENT AND WORK AS A PROFESSOR IN A UNIVERSITY, AN INDEPENDENT RESEARCHER OR SCHOLAR WITH A PHD, A PHD STUDENT, OR A PHD CANDIDATE, PLEASE FILL OUT A COMMENT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE WITH YOUR NAME, TITLE, AFFILIATION, COUNTRY AS YOU WOULD LIKE THEM TO APPEAR ON THE STATEMENT
Statement by Concerned Scholars on China’s Mass Detention of Turkic Minorities
Scholars from around the world have signed on to a statement forcefully condemning the mass internment of Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of China.
November 26, 2018