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Turkic and Central Eurasian Studies Program Presents: Darren Byler on Uyghur Freedom

Submitted by Selim S. Kuru on November 1, 2018 - 12:12pm
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TURKIC AND CENTRAL EURASIAN STUDIES SEMINAR

The Banality of Uyghur Unfreedom

Why are Han civilians occupying Uyghur homes in Northwest China?

Dr. Darren Byler

Department of Anthropology University of Washington

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

12:30 - 2:00 PM Denny Hall 211

The “Becoming Family” project that has sent over 1 million civil servants to monitor and assess Turkic Muslim families. This talk will address the way Han civilians understand their role in “transforming” the basic      existence of the Uyghur population and the implications of the re-education prison camp system that has placed over one million Uyghurs and Kazakhs in detention.

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