New PDF release: The Uyghur Lobby: Global Networks, Coalitions and Strategies

By Yu-Wen Chen

An upsurge in violence among Uyghur and Han in China’s a ways western quarter of Xinjiang has received elevated media and educational recognition lately as was once evidenced within the July 2009 riots. Numbering over 8 million, the Uyghur are China’s fifth-largest minority nationality, and their mounting aspiration for acquiring extra autonomy has contributed to the hot ethnic conflicts within the quarter. This booklet seems to be at people who find themselves looking to guard the Uyghur identification, and help the secession of Xinjiang from China to be able to create their very own autonomous kingdom through exploring the worldwide operations and sister teams of the Uyghur diaspora umbrella association, the area Uyghur Congress (WUC). It examines the networks of the WUC, the coalitions it has shaped, the innovations the association pursues to elevate public knowledge approximately Uyghur concerns world wide, and appears on the actors that experience emerged as key gamers within the modern WUC community. extra, this booklet exhibits that the Uyghur foyer isn't really a unified stream, yet that the neighborhood teams that it comprises are hugely restricted via the wider family politics in their host nations, a truth which has an important influence at the lobby’s skill to gain its strategic and political objectives. In flip, Yu-Wen Chen gauges the impression of the WUC on public opinion and policymakers within the world’s democracies, and exhibits how because Uyghur organisations were given legitimacy via liberal democracies and overseas governmental firms, they could not be thought of in simple terms splintered individuals of a far-flung diaspora locked in a one-sided fight with Beijing. certainly, Uyghur activists can and do use their hard-won legitimacy as felony migrants and asylum seekers to persuade politics of their host international locations.

This designated and well timed research unearths how a topic referring to a chinese language minority has been catapulted onto the broader worldwide political degree, and as such, it will likely be of serious curiosity to scholars and students engaged on chinese language politics, the Uyghur factor, and minority and ethnic politics, social activities, human rights, and foreign politics extra extensively.


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