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Translation: Within Pain There is Also Hope

The following essay was posted on Weibo by a student from Inner Mongolia, under user name “South Moon” (南的月亮), about her experiences living with and befriending her Uyghur and Tibetan classmates. The Weibo post has since been deleted: I don’t know what tomorrow will bring, so I’d like...

What Is a Uyghur?

In an adaptation from his book The Sacred Routes of Uyghur History at The Los Angeles Review of...

Hexie Farm (蟹农场): Behind the Wall

For his latest contribution to the Hexie Farm CDT series, cartoonist Crazy Crab comments on Beijing’s policies toward ethnic minorities. President Xi Jinping, depicted as a dishonest Pinocchio, is declaring the official...

China’s Ethnic Song and Dance

In the New York Times, Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore writes about the role of ethnic minorities in China, and the conflicts between their official image and the realities of life for non-Han Chinese citizens: Chinese officials like...

The Charms of Qing TV

The Economist's Analects blog has a post about the recent television dramas about the Qing Dynasty, such as Palace, and suggests that the popular image of the Manchus is far from accurate:Actors in Chinese film and...

State Media Responds to Rights Report

Human Rights Watch recently released its 22nd annual World Report, whose 676 pages include a country-by-country overview of human rights developments around the world and a series of essays on themes including the Arab Spring...

Ethnic Protests in China Have Lengthy Roots

The New York Times provides the historical, political and social context behind the recent protests in Inner Mongolia: …The ethnic Mongolian protests that have swept a number of cities in recent weeks are a sobering...

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