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People and place in the new frontier: an examination of Han and Uyghur ethnic identities
O'Brien, David Joseph
University College Cork
This thesis demonstrates how Han and Uyghur ethnic identities are constructed in urban Xinjiang, how they have evolved over time and how both identities gain their meaning largely from a process of interaction with the ‘other’. It shows that the boundaries that exist between Uyghur and Han hugely influence the identity content of both. Based on over 120 interviews carried out over 3 years, it brings a clear analytical framework and conceptual clarity to the questions of how ethnic identities are constructed and maintained in Xinjiang
Ethnic identities in China
O'Brien, D.J. 2013. People and place in the new frontier: an examination of Han and Uyghur ethnic identities. PhD Thesis, University College Cork.