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Historian Rian Thum discusses books and concepts of Central Asia with a focus on Xinjiang as a key part of the region

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
ian 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.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.