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Negotiating Inseparability in China – The Xinjiang Class and the Dynamics of Uyghur Identity - Hong Kong Scholarship Online
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Negotiating Inseparability in China: The Xinjiang Class and the Dynamics of Uyghur Identity

Timothy Grose


This book describes and theorizes the experiences of Uyghur graduates of the “Xinjiang Class” national boarding school program. These experiences reveal how young, educated Uyghurs strategically and selectively embrace elements of the corporate Chinese “Zhonghua minzu” identity in order to stretch the boundaries of a collective Uyghur identity. More specifically, Xinjiang Class students establish cross-regional bonds with Uyghur classmates and non-Xinjiang Class Uyghurs in inner China (neidi) and transnational bonds based on shared faith with foreign Muslims living in Chinese cities. These net ... More

Keywords: Uyghurs, Xinjiang, Ethnicity, Education, Islam, Boarding Schools

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9789888528097
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888528097.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Timothy Grose, author
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology