Political mobilization of a regional minority: Han Chinese settlers in Xinjiang

  title={Political mobilization of a regional minority: Han Chinese settlers in Xinjiang},
  author={Isabelle C{\^o}t{\'e}},
  journal={Ethnic and Racial Studies},
  pages={1855 - 1873}
Abstract The tumultuous events of summer 2009 have brought Uighur protests and minority mobilization in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR) to the forefront. But this focus overlooks similar protests organized by various groups of Han Chinese settlers over the years. This paper contributes to the body of literature on minority mobilization and ethnic relations in Xinjiang by illustrating how the political mobilization of a group that is simultaneously a national majority and a regional… 

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