“Ethnic Conflict and Protest in Tibet and Xinjiang: Unrest in China’s West” By Ben Hillman and Gray Tuttle (eds.)

2016 08 Summer Reading Ethnic Conflict and Protest in Tibet and Xinjiang

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Published in April 2016 by Columbia University Press as part of their Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute series, “Ethnic Conflict and Protest in Tibet and Xinjiang: Unrest in China’s West” by Ben Hillman and Gray Tuttle (eds.) is a volume of essays examining the roots of political tensions in Tibet and Xinjiang.

From the Columbia University Press website:

Essential reading for anyone struggling to understand the origins of unrest in contemporary Tibet and Xinjiang, this volume considers the role of propaganda and education as generators and sources of conflict. It links interethnic strife to economic growth and connects environmental degradation to increased instability. It captures the subtle difference between violence in urban Xinjiang and conflict in rural Tibet, with detailed portraits of everyday individuals caught among the pressures of politics, history, personal interest, and global movements with local resonance.

The volume contains contributions from scholars including Françoise Robin, Yonten Nyima and Emily T. Yeh, Eric Mortensen and James Leibold.

Ben Hillman is senior lecturer in comparative politics at the Crawford School of Public Policy and fellow at the Research School of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University.

Gray Tuttle is the Leila Hadley Luce Associate Professor of Modern Tibet in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University.

Read a Q&A with Ben Hillman and Gray Tuttle on Sinosphere, New York Times, here: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/27/world/asia/china-xinjiang-tibet-ethnic-unrest.html

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