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Contemporary Uyghur Society in a time of "Reeducation"

October 1, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Encina Commons Room 123

Free

Over the past 20 years there have been widespread social transformations among the Uyghur population of Northwest China. Despite attempts by the state to regulate Uyghur Islamic traditions and cultural education, new forms of social life have emerged. At the same time, strong critiques of more traditional forms of local Islam have begun to circulate in Uyghur popular discourse. This panel addresses this dynamic transformation by analyzing themes of social control, religious movements and state authority and how these dynamics are related to processes of group identification.

Rushan Abbas, Director, Campaign for UyghursSean R. Roberts, Associate Professor of the Practice of International Affairs and Director of the International Development Studies Program, The George Washington UniversityDarren Byler, Lecturer at the Department of Anthropology, University of WashingtonDavid Palumbo-Liu (moderator), Professor of Comparative Literature, Stanford University

Image: S. Tittarini, Xinjiang, 2014. CC.

Event Sponsor: 
Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, Stanford Global Studies Division, Center for East Asian Studies, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, CREEES Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies, WSD Handa Center for Human Rights & Int'l Justice
Contact Email: 
chamill@stanford.edu