Social Equity in a Time of Change
Edited By Richard Greggory Johnson III
Chapter Four: Rise of Uyghur Ethnic Tensions in China
Rise of Uyghur Ethnic Tensions in China
The People’s Republic of China (PRC) resembles many nations in that it is a state formed from the imposition of artificial political boundaries over centuries of military conflict and governmental change. Counted among its ethnic minorities today are the people of Mongolia, Tibet, and East Turkestan. Yet each of those societies has been an independent state for centuries with a distinct culture deeply rooted in a different religion and language.
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