Uyghur Muslim Ethnic Separatism in Xinjiang, China

  title={Uyghur Muslim Ethnic Separatism in Xinjiang, China},
  author={E. Davis},
  journal={Asian Affairs: An American Review},
  pages={15 - 30}
  • E. Davis
  • Published 2008
  • Economics
  • Asian Affairs: An American Review
  • Uyghur Muslim violence in Xinjiang, China, has two justifications—ethnic separatism and religious rhetoric. The Uyghurs, who reside throughout the immediate region, are the largest Turkic ethnic group living in Xinjiang and are overwhelmingly Muslim. This combination of ethnicity and religion also involves the movement of religious and political ideologies, weapons, and people. There is no single Uyghur agenda. Groups that use violence desire a separate Uyghur state. While some Uyghurs want a… CONTINUE READING


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