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4.0 out of 5 stars An overview of the Uyghur Problem, 1 Sep 2003
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This review is from: Wild West China: The Taming of Xinjiang (Hardcover)
Uyghur Question has started to gain popularity among the Western scholars and intellectuals in these days. Despite the severe condition in this part of the world, the western public opinion and the intellectuals had never interested in this question. Starting from 1990s the events in the region started to get much more attention. Especially in recent years mans scholaraly workshave started to be published by authorities like Dru Gladney, Justin Rudelson about the region.
Christian Tyler provides an overview of the Uyghur question for general reader.Starting from the history of the region, she brings the problem to nowaday and explains the current situation.
The book falls into two parts. The four chapters of Part 1 cover the history of the region up to the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949.. The first four chapters of Part 2deal with events and policies under Communict rule and the last two with the present situation of the Uyghurs inside and outside their country.
Chapters 5 and 6 are especially remarkable because of the details of the human rights violations and repressions to the Uyghur minority by the Chinese government.
As the writer expressed correctly this book " .. is that those who know a little about Xinjiang will learn a lot more and that those who know a lot may learn a little".
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Wild West China: The Taming of Xinjiang by Christian Tyler (Hardcover - 7 Aug 2003)
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