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Book Review: The Mummies of Urumchi

Barber, Elizabeth Wayland. The Mummies of Ürümchi. New York: Norton, 1999. {Direct link}

Elizabeth Wayland Barber’s The Mummies of Ürümchi is a fascinating study of ancient textiles and their place in the early migrations of human culture.  591 more words

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The Urumqi Riots and China’s Ethnic Policy in Xinjiang

Shan, W., & Chen, G. (2011). The Urumqi riots and China’s ethnic policy in Xinjiang. East Asian Policy, 1(3), 14-22. PDF


The Urumqi riots revealed deep-rooted ethnic tensions in China and called into question Beijing’s ethnic policies. 47 more words


July 5th 2017

Today marks the 8th anniversary of the July 5th Urumqi riots/incident/massacre (depending on where you get your news from). I remember waking up to the news as it happened – my mum had just moved to a different country (a month before the rest of us followed) so I was at my grandfather’s or aunt’s with my dad. 2,099 more words