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Ethnic Conflict and Protest in Tibet and Xinjiang: Unrest in China's West

Ben Hillman and Gray Tuttle


Despite more than a decade of rapid economic development, rising living standards, and large-scale improvements in infrastructure and services, China’s western borderlands are awash in a wave of ethnic unrest not seen since the 1950s. Through on-the-ground interviews and firsthand observations, the international experts in this volume create an invaluable record of the conflicts and protests as they have unfolded—the most extensive chronicle of events to date. The authors examine the factors driving the unrest in Tibet and Xinjiang and the political strategies used to suppress them. They also ... More

Keywords: Ethnic conflict, Protest, Tibet, Xinjiang, China, Human rights, Regions, borderlands

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780231169981
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231169981.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ben Hillman, editor

Gray Tuttle, editor