Bilingual Education in Xinjiang in the Post-2009 Period

  title={Bilingual Education in Xinjiang in the Post-2009 Period},
  author={Sonika Gupta and R. S. Veena},
  journal={China Report},
  pages={306 - 323}
This article analyses strategies of minority education currently in place in Xinjiang in the context of the second generation ethnic policy debate in China. The article argues that the 2009 ethnic riots in Xinjiang coupled with the change of leadership in China has significantly hardened the state’s approach to aggressively promoting Putonghua (standard Chinese). This policy is facing significant structural and political challenges in its implementation and acceptance in Xinjiang. The policy to… 
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