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Enemies of the Party-State: The Uighurs of Xinjiang

Andrew Kahn
Current Events / Politics
Video Catch-up

Course Description

The Chinese government has reportedly detained more than one million Muslims in so-called re-education camps. Most of those detained are ethnic Uighurs; some are Central Asian Kazakhs or Uzbeks. The Uighurs are primarily from Xinjiang Province in western China and speak a Turkic language. The re-education camps are not voluntary. Those confined undergo brainwashing techniques to invalidate their Muslim Uighur heritage. Political indoctrination, Han language instruction, separation from one's extended family, and tremendous pressure to conform are the staples of the program. Attendees will leave with a fuller understanding of the Uighurs and the role U.S. corporations play in their plight.

About the Instructor

  • Andrew Kahn is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pittsburgh. He has done graduate work in Political Science at the University of Maryland and the New School University in New York. Kahn has taught at St. Cloud University in Minnesota and Western Connecticut University in Danbury. He helped found AEGIS, the Association for Education in Global/International Studies, at Stanford University. He is a world traveler.