Oil and water : experiences of being Han in 21st century Korla, Xinjiang
Oil and Water is a multidisciplinary investigation of Han settlers' experiences of life in PRC-era Korla, Xinjiang, based on over two years of ethnographic fieldwork. Korla is the administrative centre for oil and gas exploitation in the Tarim Basin (South Xinjiang), has a 70% Han population, and is the fastest-developing urban region in Xinjiang. South Xinjiang is otherwise populated predominantly by Turkic Uyghurs. Designated an "All-China Civilised City," Korla is a socio-economic, political...[Show more]
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