Uyghurs: Chinesization, Violence and the Future

IUP Journal of International Relations, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 18-38, Winter 2012

22 Pages Posted: 24 Feb 2012

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Date Written: February 23, 2012

Abstract

This study examines ethnic tensions and conflict in the China’s conflict-ridden Xinjiang region where Uyghurs, who share distinct traits such as language, culture, and religion, claim geographical domination. The major thesis of this study is that Chinesization of Xinjiang region by the Chinese Communist party (CCP) has fuelled an ethnic conflict and violence. The study attempts to understand violence of both parties. Each party’s violence or violent attitudes against the other increases the sense of distrust between them. This paper also discusses some fundamental historical factors that play a role in understanding Xinjiang’s ethnic violence. It finally suggests solutions to the protracted ethno-political conflict -- partition or power-sharing.

Keywords: Uyghurs, Han, Power-sharing

Suggested Citation

Abdul Razak, Mohamed Imtiyaz, Uyghurs: Chinesization, Violence and the Future (February 23, 2012). IUP Journal of International Relations, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 18-38, Winter 2012 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2010236

Mohamed Imtiyaz Abdul Razak (Contact Author)

Temple University ( email )

Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States

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