The Sinicized self: prejudice, epistemology and Uyghur perceptions of their bodies

McMurray, James (2019) The Sinicized self: prejudice, epistemology and Uyghur perceptions of their bodies. Central Asian Survey. ISSN 0263-4937

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Abstract

The ‘Sinicization’ of the Uyghur world – that is, the pervasive progression of Chinese influence into it – is a familiar topic of both Uyghur complaint and academic writing on Xinjiang. In this article, I discuss the striking appearance of this same motif in reference to the Sinicization of the physical Uyghur body, and use this example to argue that the communally enforced moral separation of the Uyghur from the Chinese, and the particular understanding of history that underpins this, have epistemological consequences for how the Uyghur people see themselves and the world.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Anthropology
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Asia
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Depositing User: James McMurray
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2019 08:10
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2019 08:10
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/84729
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