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Socio-Economic Development in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

Disparities and Power Struggle in China’s North-West

Authors: Cappelletti, Alessandra

  • Examines socio-economic development and identity building in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR)
  • Highlights challenges faced by the region in terms of cultural diversity, richness in resources, geo-strategic location and environment
  • Focuses on the dynamics underpinning social change and disparities in Xinjiang
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About this book

In an unprecedented exploration of space and power in rural Xinjiang, a Chinese region home to the Muslim population of the Uyghurs, this book adopts a grounded theory approach and a trans-ethnic perspective into the complex and sensitive topic of land issues and agricultural land evictions in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. By exposing the dynamics of land acquisition and power building in the politically contested space of the region, the author shows how state owned land in a key commercial and cultural hub on the new Silk Road became a commodity, in a context of violent human interactions driven by power. Relying on previously undisclosed material and on a unique field research among farmers and local authorities, the author retraces the steps of Uyghur peasant workers, entangled in a suspended situation between abandoned rural villages, migration and urban alienation, in a book which explores agency in violent processes of social change, and adds concepts and insights to the current knowledge of how we become modern citizens. The microcosm of Kashgar, an oasis-city in Xinjiang, acts as a mirror reflecting socio political dynamics framing people’s identity. Shedding light on one of the most inaccessible region in China, this book is a key read for academics and a broader public willing to get a clearer view of one of the sourest power struggle in the most contested region within the next superpower.

About the authors

Alessandra Cappelletti is Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations at Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University, China. She has a PhD at the Oriental University of Naples and was Joint Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of East Asian Studies (IN-EAST) and at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Research Center for Global Cooperation of the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany.


Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: March 27, 2020
  • ISBN 978-981-15-1536-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Pre-ordered printed titles are excluded from promotions.
  • Due: February 28, 2020
  • ISBN 978-981-15-1535-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Socio-Economic Development in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
Book Subtitle
Disparities and Power Struggle in China’s North-West
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-1536-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-1536-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-1535-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 317
Number of Illustrations
35 b/w illustrations
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