• February 14
  • University Center room 326, Missoul
  • February 14, 2018
  • Category: Lectures/Literary

Event Details

  • February 14, 2018
  • 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
  • Free


  • University Center room 326
  • The University of Montana
  • Missoul, MT 59812

Event Description

Speaker: Eric Schluessel, Director of East Asian Studies and Assistant Professor, History and Political Science, UM Since 2000, the People's Republic of China has used Xinjiang, a Muslim-majority region on its Central Asian borders, as a testing ground for overt and covert techniques of surveillance and control. This talk will trace the gradual development of a security regime that creates "useful instability" by systematically targeting religious and ethnic minorities, and then incentivizing officials to punish dissent. New data from the field shows that the Chinese state has achieved an unprecedented degree of control in Xinjiang, even as its eastern cities develop the appearance of liberalization. A Mansfield Center Spring 2018 Lecture.

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