December 27, 2020
How Uyghur cultural practices are being politicized and co-opted in Xinjiang
The Xinjiang Data Project EXPLAINERS
This article examines the inscription of meshrep (mäshräp), an important Uyghur cultural practice, on UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage and its subsequent co-optation by the Chinese government to ‘counter-extremism’ and promote national integration.
PROFESSOR RACHEL HARRIS