Since the 2009 Ürümqi riots, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has imposed comprehensive measures intended to weaken the intense bonds between the Uyghurs (Turkic Muslim ethno-national group) and their sacred oases of present-day Xinjiang. Recent public works projects, education reform, and restrictions on religious practice in the region (e.g., restrictions on mosque attendance, prohibitions on religious dress, and bans on “overtly” Islamic names) seek to reorient the Uyghurs away from the Islamic umma and towards Beijing.
Timothy A, Grose, PhD, Assistant Professor of China Studies, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Thursday, March 15, 2018
John Carroll University Dolan Science Center
Donohue Auditorium, 7:30–9:00 p.m.
This lecture is free and open to the public.