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Event May 13: Workshop on Contemporary China’s Turkic Frontier Zone

April 26, 2021

Thursday, May 13, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Pacific Time) | Zoom

Hosted by the Turkic and Central Eurasian Studies Program. Free and open to the public.

This virtual workshop will bring together scholars of the contemporary Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang) for a public conversation concerning current scholarship on the effects of a political and economic campaign that targets Uyghurs, Kazaks, and others. Featuring conversations with scholars who have recent or forthcoming books on the region the workshop will focus on theoretical approaches to understanding the social structures that led to the current campaign, works in progress on contemporary issues in the region from a range of scholars, and methods for continuing to research the situation despite blockages to access. Sean Roberts, Rachel Harris, David Tobin, and Darren Byler will participate in a keynote opening panel and lead a discussion of scholarship in progress. Full list of speakers below.

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Talant Mawkanuli, UW Turkic and Central Eurasian Studies Program


Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies
Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
UW East Asia Center
UW China Studies Program

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