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The Partnership of Stability in Xinjiang: State–Society Interactions Following the July 2009 Unrest

Cliff, Thomas


Most analyses of central government policy in Xinjiang focus on “the Uyghur problem”. This article demonstrates the coexistence of a significant “Han problem” in Xinjiang, and thereby throws a different light on relations between center and periphery in China. Central government reactions to the Ürümqi riots in July 2009 suggest that stability among the Han population of Xinjiang is the center's primary objective, and that this stability is seen to be facilitated by a particular style of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: The China Journal
DOI: 10.1086/666581
Access Rights: Open Access


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