CIDRAL: Rian Thum – Tuesday 2 March, 5-7pm

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Tuesday 2nd March, 5-7pm

Rian Thum (University of Manchester), ‘China’s Mass Internment of the Uyghurs and the Role of Scholarship’

Over the last four years the Chinese government has placed over a million members of the Uyghur, Kazakh, and other predominantly Muslim minority groups into internment and indoctrination camps, which it called “Transformation Education Centers.” At the same time the state has restricted Uyghur births, instituted widespread forced labor for Uyghurs, razed Uyghur neighborhoods and sacred sites, and instituted a broad program of cultural assimilation. This lecture will present the latest data on the Uyghurs’ situation; introduce some of the evidence scholars have used to understand what is happening, and examine the ethical challenges scholars have faced in shaping public awareness and policy responses.

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