Resistance and Nationalism in “The Uyghurs: Strangers in Their Own Land”


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Resistance and Nationalism in "The Uyghurs: Strangers in Their Own Land"
This book report will analyze the differing ways in which Chinese nationalism, Uyghur regional/national resistance, and the “war on Terror” provide a detailed and overarching view of the Uyghur peoples in The Uyghurs: Strangers in Their Own Land by Gardner Bovingdon. Bovingdon provides a unique perspective on the way that Uyghur resistance to Chinese imperialism has been occurring over the last 60 years. Also, the problem of Chinese “nationalism” as a so-called family of differing ethnic groups provides some of the ways in which propaganda against the Uyghurs has denied them nationalism. By understanding the way that the current ”war on terror” has validated Chinese...
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..... in the Autonomous Region. By also understanding the violence and the mass protests that occurred as Han citizen from China were being allowed to settle in Uyghur territory, it became evident that resistance was Bovingdon’s main focus via the nationalism and sovereignty. In this manner, the rise of East Turkestan nationalism and the war on Terror provides ways in which transnational organizations were continually ineffectual because of Muslims being as terrorists. These are important aspects of Bovingdon’s thesis, which he defines with objective historical, political, and national analysis on this overarching study of the Uyghurs.
Bovingdon, G. (2010). The Uyghurs: Strangers in their own land. New York: Columbia University Press.