The Xinjiang Data Project
Research Report
How Uyghur cultural practices are being politicized and co-opted in Xinjiang
This article examines the inscription of meshrep (mäshräp), an important Uyghur cultural practice, on UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage and its subsequent co-optation by the Chinese government to ‘counter extremism’ and promote national integration.
Jan 16, 2020, The Society for Ethnomusicology
Cultural Destruction
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