The Uyghurs: Strangers in Their Own Land


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For more than half a century many Uyghurs, members of a Muslim minority in northwestern China, have sought to achieve greater autonomy or outright independence. Yet the Chinese government has consistently resisted these efforts, countering with repression and a sophisticated strategy of state-sanctioned propaganda emphasizing interethnic harmony and Chinese nationalism. After decades of struggle, Uyghurs remain passionate about establishing and expanding their power within government, and China's leaders continue to push ...

The Uyghurs: Strangers in Their Own Land 2010, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231147583