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  • (Dis)Integration of Ethnic Minorities in Xinjiang: Prevalence, Causes and Policy Options

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    Date(s) - 27/11/2018
    10:00 am - 11:30 am


    Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands


    4 Liangmahe S Rd, Beijing, China
    亮马河南路4号 北京市朝阳区 100600,中国中国


    010-8532 0200



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    FCCC Correspondent and Diplomat Members only

    In the past few years there has been a documented rise of inter-ethnic tensions and violence in Xinjiang.  Drawing upon four recent studies, two approaches to understand this reality will be considered. First, tensions are a manifestation and expression of a growing and heightened ethno-cultural consciousness stemming from Uighurs’ low socio-economic status due, in part, to internal Han migration, and a labour market process that has disadvantaged Uighurs. Second, what are the logic, effectiveness and consequences behind the state’s oscillating “soft approach” and “hard approach” towards Xinjiang.
    “What Explains the Rise of Majority-Minority Tensions and Conflict in Xinjiang?”, Central Asian Survey 38 (2019).
    “Holding Up Half the Sky? Ethno-Gender Labour Market Outcomes in China”, Journal of Contemporary China 28 (2019).
    “Outsider Ethnic Minorities and Wage Determination in China”, International Labour Review 158 (2018).
    “Beyond Special Privileges: The Discretionary Treatment of Ethnic Minorities in China’s Welfare System”, Journal of Social Policy 47(2): 295-316 (2018).
    Reza Hasmath (Ph.D., Cambridge) is a Professor in Political Science at the University of Alberta. He is the author and editor of nine books, and his recent journal articles appear in the International Political Science Review, Journal of Social Policy, Development Policy Review, Voluntas, Journal of Civil Society, International Labour Review, Current Sociology, The China Quarterly, and the Journal of Contemporary China.  He is also the Foundation Editor for Routledge’s Book Series on the Politics and Sociology of China.


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