Xinjiang Syllabus: Key readings and resources on the repression of Uyghurs and other non-Han indigenous peoples
Here is an intentionally short list of key readings, evidence and resources regarding the crisis in Xinjiang / East Turkestan. See the link to the UHRP bibliography at the end for a more complete list of news and academic references.
SHORT OVERVIEW, FIRST PERSON ACCOUNT:
General overview edited volume, articles by top specialists emphasize colonialism and global connections. This book, many of whose authors write from the left, answers concerns voiced by some others on the left that the crisis in Xinjiang is made up or manipulated by the US government or other western forces aiming to undermine the PRC.
On security, the terrorism issue and relationship to Global War on Terror (short):
On digital surveillance, the camps (short):
History of the region since ancient times, though most coverage is of modern period. The last chapter covers 2005 to 2020 and offers my interpretation of why this is happening):
EVIDENCE AND SOURCES:
The Xinjiang Documentation Project (University of British Columbia) (on-going repository of important materials)
The Uyghur Tribunal (includes links to documents and testimony by experts worldwide, up to Dec. 2021)
Articles on the camps, labor and birth suppression:
Zenz, Adrian. ‘Thoroughly reforming them towards a healthy heart attitude’: China’s political re-education campaign in Xinjiang Central Asian Survey 38 (1), 102–128
Zenz, Adrian. “Sterilizations, IUDs, and Coercive Birth Prevention: The CCP’s Campaign to Suppress Uyghur Birth Rates in Xinjiang.” China Brief 20 (12)
Zenz, Adrian. “Beyond the Camps: Beijing’s Long-Term Scheme of Coercive Labor, Poverty Alleviation and Social Control in Xinjiang.” Journal of Political Risk 7 (12)
On forced labor and involvement of Chinese and international firms:
On forced labor and cotton supply chains:
Murphy, Laura T. et al. “Laundering Cotton: How Xinjiang Cotton is Obscured in International Supply Chains.” Sheffield, United Kingdom: Sheffield Hallam University Helena Kennedy Centre, November 2021.
On forced labor and solar equipment supply chains:
Murphy, Laura. and Nyrola Elimä. “In Broad Daylight: Uyghur Forced Labour and Global Solar Supply Chains.” Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Hallam University Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice, May 2021.
On forced labor and PVC production (used in vinyl flooring):
Murphy, Laura T., Jim Vallette and Nyrola Elimä. “Built on Repression: PVC Building Materials’ Reliance on Labor and Environmental Abuses in the Uyghur Region.” Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Hallam University Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice, June 2022.
On destruction of mosques, cemeteries and other Uyghur cultural patrimony:
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