View Full Version : A new book on Uyghurs: Sinicization Beyond the Great Wall

14-12-04, 04:39
Sinicization Beyond the Great Wall £13.99
China's Xianjiang Uighur Autonomous Region
by Anwar Rahman

Being a native from Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, the largest and most remote Chinese province in Central Asia, the author has described, based on his personal experiences and considerable amounts of official documents, Xinjiang and particularly its native indigenous people under the Chinese rule since the People’s Republic of China was founded in 1949. The highlights of the book are the author’s analyses on the modern Chinese policies towards its minority nationals, such as those in the domains of culture and economy; which are used, according to the conclusions of the book, as instruments to stimulate the process of sinicization.

The book is also a study of China’s minority nationals’ affairs; it will be a useful handbook for those interested in both China’s ethnic problems and Central Asian studies. Further, the book is a collection of first hand information, official documents and statistics about the Uighur people, which has certainly a greater referential value than has ever been found before in academic circles.

The 1999 Annual Report (92 pages) of Amnesty international entitled “People’s Republic of China - Gross Violations of Human Rights in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous region”, has a large amount of information on the present situation in Xinjiang. Indeed, Xinjiang has become more and more familiar to those who keep a close look at China’s human rights records, its minority policies, and its economic exploitation into the heart of Central Asia. This book doesn’t deal directly with China’s human rights record, but gives some solid evidence and concrete details on Chinese discriminative policies over the minority population in Xinjiang, notably the phenomenon of sinicization under the pretext to help develop the region’s economy. Readers will learn how a Chinese style colonisation is carried out, one that is entirely different to that of Western history.
ISBN: 1-904744-88-5

14-12-04, 09:20
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