The ethnic history of the People's Republic of China

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Review of Frank Dikotter, The discourse of race in modern China
By Ralph A. Litzinger, Duke University, for H-World list, August 1995.
Brief History of the Uyghers
By the Eastern Turkestan Union, 6 March 1996. An old fashioned history of the Uygur (Uighur) peoples put forward by a separatist movement based in Europe. An essentialist (Hegelian) view of historical identity combined with the nationalist assumption that ethnic identity naturally requires political autonomy.
PRC Demographers on Mongols, Tibetans, Uighurs
Reading notes from Chistiane Reinhold, November 1997. Notes taken on China's Minority Populations: Surveys and Research [Zhongguo Shaoshu Minzu Renkou Diaocha Yanjiu], Chief editors: Zhang Tianlu, Huang Rongqing, No. 8 in the series China's Population in Transition and Development, Published March 1996 by Gaodeng Jiaoyu Chubanshe.
Race in China
Part of a dialog from the H-Asia list, August 1998, arising from a discussion of Dikoetter's book, in which the social category race is criticzed as an analytical tool.
Inter-Ethnic Strife Prompts Review of Migration Policies
China News Digest, 19 January 2002. Beijing must reexamine its policies concerning control of ethnic minorities, as increased migration has resulted in a rise in ethnic strife. Increased control in ethnically mixed areas.
In China's West, Ethnic Strife Becomes ‘Terrorism’
By Philip P. Pan, Washington Post, 15 July 2002. Ethnic tension represented as embodying the three evil forces: violent terrorists, religious extremists and ‘splittists,’ which the government is obliged to combat, by force if necessary. Heavy-handed security tactics and uneven economic development are aggravating relations between ethnic groups.