The Xinjiang Conflict: Uyghur Identity, Language Policy, and Political Discourse


The Xinjiang Conflict: Uyghur Identity, Language Policy, and Political Discourse

Author Name: 
Arienne M. Dwyer
Publisher: 
East-West Center Washington
Publish Year: 
2005
Total page: 
124
Summary: 

This study explores Chinese language policy and language use in Inner Asia, as well as the relation of language policy to the politics of Uyghur identity. Language is central to ethnic identity, and official language policies are often overlooked as critical factors in conflict over ethnic nationalism. In Chinese Inner Asia, any solution to ethnic conflict will include real linguistic and cultural autonomy for major ethnic groups.

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