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Mansfield Lecture: China's Muslim Borderland Education :: Lecture
Mansfield Lecture: China's Muslim Borderland
12:00 PM
University of Montana
Speaker: Eric Schluessel, Director of East Asian Studies and Assistant Professor, History and Political Science, UM

Since 2000, the People's Republic of China has used Xinjiang, a Muslim-majority region on its Central Asian borders, as a testing ground for overt and covert techniques of surveillance and control. This talk will trace the gradual development of a security regime that creates "useful instability" by systematically targeting religious and ethnic minorities, and then incentivizing officials to punish dissent. New data from the field shows that the Chinese state has achieved an unprecedented degree of control in Xinjiang, even as its eastern cities develop the appearance of liberalization.

Part of the Mansfield Center Spring 2018 Lecture Series.
Age Group: All Ages
Venue: University of Montana
Address: 32 Campus Drive, University Center room 326 Missoula, MT 59812
Phone: 406-243-4115