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Cassidy WeekesFollow

Is this project an undergraduate, graduate, or faculty project?

Undergraduate

individual

Authors' Class Standing

Cassidy Weekes, Senior

Lead Presenter's Name

Cassidy Weekes

Faculty Mentor Name

Amy Grubb

Abstract

The divide between Uighur and Han ethnic groups in Xinjiang, China has been fluctuating over the years with leaders and policy makers influencing the relationship. This research analyzes the relationship between Uighur and Han ethnic groups and the increasing divide between both groups. It uses recent national and local policies to examine the discriminatory leanings of the policies and if they are collectively growing over time and increasing the divide. The analysis in this paper is based off of open-source documents and uses qualitative analysis of case studies. This work considers four primary components: Uighur identity construction, religion, education, and labor market are negatively affecting the Uighurs. These four areas have shown increasing separation between the ethnicities due to local policies showing discriminatory nature. Governments need to decide whether they actually want ethnic integration or not and recognize how the discrimination in their policies effects this integration.

Did this research project receive funding support (Spark or Ignite Grants) from the Office of Undergraduate Research?

No

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Recent discriminatory policies towards the Uighur ethnic group in Xinjiang, China

The divide between Uighur and Han ethnic groups in Xinjiang, China has been fluctuating over the years with leaders and policy makers influencing the relationship. This research analyzes the relationship between Uighur and Han ethnic groups and the increasing divide between both groups. It uses recent national and local policies to examine the discriminatory leanings of the policies and if they are collectively growing over time and increasing the divide. The analysis in this paper is based off of open-source documents and uses qualitative analysis of case studies. This work considers four primary components: Uighur identity construction, religion, education, and labor market are negatively affecting the Uighurs. These four areas have shown increasing separation between the ethnicities due to local policies showing discriminatory nature. Governments need to decide whether they actually want ethnic integration or not and recognize how the discrimination in their policies effects this integration.

 

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