The Xinjiang Class: Education, Integration, and the Uyghurs

  title={The Xinjiang Class: Education, Integration, and the Uyghurs},
  author={Timothy A. Grose},
  journal={Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs},
  pages={109 - 97}
  • Timothy A. Grose
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs
  • In 2000, the Chinese Communist Party established the Xinjiang Class (Xinjiang neidi gaozhong ban), a program that funds middle school-aged students from Xinjiang, mostly ethnic Uyghur, to attend school in predominately Han populated cities located throughout eastern China. This paper examines the efficacy of the Xinjiang Class in promoting ethnic unity and Chinese nationalism. By examining the extent to which Uyghur students participating in the Xinjiang Class interact with Han students; speak… CONTINUE READING
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