Yi Xiaocuo, Author at SupChina

Yi Xiaocuo is a postdoctoral researcher who grew up in Xinjiang and is now based in North America. The phrase yi xiao cuo in Chinese originally means "a small bunch." It is a recurring term in the Chinese Communist Party’s historical discourse to denigrate critical voices. Writing on a wide range of topics such as the politics and history of China and the borderlands, Yi Xiaocuo uses this pen name to reclaim the political stance of social justice that is often underrepresented and stigmatized by the state’s propaganda machine.

‘Saved’ by state terror: Gendered violence and propaganda in Xinjiang

There is no such thing as a monolithic “Xinjiang woman.” And they don’t need saving by any central authority. They…

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