Blog Posts - Uyghurs



Joining 40,000 Muslims Breaking Ramadan in Kashgar

My alarm went off at 5:30am local time this morning and the sky was already filled with the soft light of dawn. This is only my 3rd day here in Kashgar, a lively town on the western edge of Xinjiang, and although the intense heat has consistently dr...
by Far West China on Jul 29, 2014

Shenzhen, China: A Brief Introduction [Guest Post]

Shenzhen, a city of at least ten million in China’s Guangdong province, is a bit of an overlooked tourist destination among non-Chinese travelers. Among Hong Kongers, however, it is known for being a mecca for cheaper (often in both price and q...
by Tripologist on May 13, 2013

Sweden: Deportation of Uyghurs to China stopped

RIGHTS OF ASYLUM-SEEKERS Deportation of Uyghurs to China stopped Published: torsdag 12 juli kl 16:29 , Radio Sweden 10 gillar Two Uigur women selling goods in the Xinjiang Province. Photo: Charles Hutzler/Scanpix The Migration B...
by Vreemdelingenrecht on Jul 20, 2012

Dying for a Living

If we lose our capacity to feel for other people then the real enemy is ourselves. The most atrocious acts, like genocide, must get a rise out of us.
by friday coming soon on Oct 3, 2011

China and U. of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology resolve dispute over exhibit

A Philadelphia museum said Friday that its exhibit on the Silk Road, including a pair of ancient mummies, will go on after it resolved a dispute with the Chinese government that led to a pared-down event with fake mummies and life-sized photos of the...
by The Archaeology News Network on Feb 12, 2011

University of Pennsylvania Museum removes mummies after China objects

A museum just days away from opening a long-awaited exhibit including two mummies and other historical artifacts from China is gutting the display of all objects at the request of Chinese officials, the museum announced Wednesday. The artifacts were...
by The Archaeology News Network on Feb 3, 2011

No Romans needed to explain Chinese blondes

Every few years a story crops up about “European-looking” people in northwest China who claim to be of Roman origin. A “lost legion” so to speak. I’ll admit that I found the stories interesting, amusing, if implausible, years ago. But now i...
by The Archaeology News Network on Nov 30, 2010

My Big Fat Uyghur Wedding: Reception [Videos]

The time on my watch showed 6:55pm Beijing time. Exactly 24 hours earlier my involvement in this Uyghur wedding had begun and things were finally coming to a head in the building in front of me. Everybody was arriving to enjoy the final act of this U...
by Far West China on Jun 3, 2010

My Big Fat Uyghur Wedding: Parade [Video]

If you're lucky, as a tourist you might see a few of of these public displays in the streets of a Xinjiang city. A parade of 6-20 cars, led by a flat-bed truck, slowly winds its way through the city making as much noise and ruckus as possible.
by Far West China on Jun 2, 2010

My Big Fat Uyghur Wedding: Ceremony

Uyghur weddings, as with every culture, can take on many different forms and the differences between these diverse celebrations can be confusing; however there is one part of the process that has remained practically unchanged for centuries in the Uy...
by Far West China on Jun 1, 2010

My Big Fat Uyghur Wedding: Bachelor Party

I never knew it was possible to eat so much food.  Greasy, oily, irresistibly tasty Uyghur food.  It wasn’t long into my first experience with a traditional Uyghur wedding, however, before I realized that I shouldn’t have worn my belt. I had be...
by Far West China on May 31, 2010

Crisis in Pakistan: Working with China and Russia

Part 5 of a 6 part essay on the growing threat of the Taliban in Pakistan and how to combat itIn addition to trying to set up a Marshall Plan for Pakistan, the United States should also strive to work together with other regional powers, such as Chin...
by Forum for Foreign Affairs on Jun 9, 2009

A Lengthy Analysis of China: China's Unrestricted Economic Growth and its Effects

Post 7 of an 11 part essay on how the recent unrest in Tibet is a barometer of the various internal issues and the international pressure that China is struggling to deal with.In addition to Tibet’s lack of autonomy and ethnic discrimination, the d...
by Forum for Foreign Affairs on Aug 1, 2008

A Lengthy Analysis of China: The Condescending Han Attitude Towards Other Ethnic Groups and its Effects

Post 6 of an 11 part essay on how the recent unrest in Tibet is a barometer of the various internal issues and the international pressure that China is struggling to deal with.On a certain level, the direct and far-reaching Chinese control over Tibet...
by Forum for Foreign Affairs on Aug 1, 2008

A Lengthy Analysis of China: Tibet and Xinjiang under Communist Rule

Post 3 of an 11 part essay on how the recent unrest in Tibet is a barometer of the various internal issues and the international pressure that China is struggling to deal with.As time went on, successive uprisings, such as the latest riots in Tibet,...
by Forum for Foreign Affairs on Aug 1, 2008

A Lengthy Analysis of China: Origins and Early History of the Tibet and Xinjiang Disputes

Post 2 of an 11 part essay on how the recent unrest in Tibet is a barometer of the various internal issues and the international pressure that China is struggling to deal with.Fundamentally, the problematic situation in Tibet is a result of long-stan...
by Forum for Foreign Affairs on Aug 1, 2008


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