Historian Rian Thum discusses books and concepts of Central Asia with a focus on Xinjiang as a key part of the region
Rian Thum, a historian based in New Orleans, notes that "2016 is turning out to be the biggest year for Xinjiang books in a century" with wide-ranging coverage that moves beyond previous narratives' dominant focus on ethnic identity and resistance to the Chinese state.
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