9780231147590-0231147597-The Uyghurs: Strangers in Their Own Land

The Uyghurs: Strangers in Their Own Land

ISBN-13: 9780231147590
ISBN-10: 0231147597
Edition: Reprint
Author: Bovingdon, Gardner
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Format: Paperback 304 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780231147590
ISBN-10: 0231147597
Edition: Reprint
Author: Bovingdon, Gardner
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Format: Paperback 304 pages

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Acknowledged authors Bovingdon, Gardner wrote The Uyghurs: Strangers in Their Own Land comprising 304 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0231147597 and 9780231147590. Since then The Uyghurs: Strangers in Their Own Land textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.06 or rent at the marketplace.

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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 back, refusing to concede any physical or political ground.

Beginning with the history of Xinjiang and its unique population of Chinese Muslims, Gardner Bovingdon follows fifty years of Uyghur discontent, particularly the development of individual and collective acts of resistance since 1949, as well as the role of various transnational organizations in cultivating dissent. Bovingdon's work provides fresh insight into the practices of nation building and nation challenging, not only in relation to Xinjiang but also in reference to other regions of conflict. His work highlights the influence of international institutions on growing regional autonomy and underscores the role of representation in nationalist politics, as well as the local, regional, and global implications of the "war on terror" on antistate movements. While both the Chinese state and foreign analysts have portrayed Uyghur activists as Muslim terrorists, situating them within global terrorist networks, Bovingdon argues that these assumptions are flawed, drawing a clear line between Islamist ideology and Uyghur nationhood.

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