Debasish Chaudhuri, Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi, is an independent researcher. He holds a Ph.D. in Chinese Studies from the University of Delhi. The current focus of his research includes Chinese ethnic policies and local responses, the political economy of minority regions, Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the impact of the Belt and Road Initiative in the peripheries, Chinese nationalism as well as collective actions and dissident movements. Chaudhuri is the author of Xinjiang and the Chinese State – Violence in the Reform Era (Routledge, 2018).
The paper throws light on the author’s life in the region as well as the narrative of the novel. It attempts to understand the relevance of the novel in the present form at a time when the Muslim minorities of Xinjiang are experiencing ruthless coercion, surveillance and repressive reeducation campaign under President Xi Jinping.
चीन के राष्ट्रपति शी जिनपिंग ने 17 जनवरी, 2017 को दावोस में विश्व आर्थिक मंच के सम्मेलन को संबोधित करते हुए उस वक्त के अंतरराष्ट्रीय हालात की व्याख्या चार्ल्स डिकेंस की प्रसिद्ध पंक्ति ‘यह सबसे अच्छा समय था,...
This book focuses on the nature of ethno-national conflicts and impacts of ideological orientation of the Communist Party of China (CPC) towards the national question in the context of Han nationalism and political, economic and security policies towards Xinjiang. Violence in Xinjiang since the mid-1990s is projected as one of the major national security challenges for China, along with issues pertaining to Tibet and Taiwan.
For a long time the central as well as regional leadership took rapid economic development as a panacea to resolve violent separatism in the region.
According to a Xinhua report on 2 March, the Chinese Ministry of Public Security claimed that the attack was perpetrated by a Uyghur separatist group from Xinjiang and Abdurehim Kurban was identified as the leader of the group
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