Not unlike Hong Kong (which under the one-country, two-systems formula continues to fly its own flag), the unique situation in Xinjiang calls for dramatic and creative solutions. The future of this region, which the American sinologist Owen Lattimore once called the ‘pivot of Asia,’ depends on it.
Xinjiang: China's Future West Bank?
Dru Gladney is professor of Asian studies and anthropology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His books include Muslim Chinese: Ethnic Nationalism in the People's Republic (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1996) and the forthcoming Dislocating China: Muslims, Minorities, and Other Sub-Altern Subjects (London: C. Hurst). Further information and online articles can be found at <www.hawaii.edu/dru/>.
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Dru Gladney; Xinjiang: China's Future West Bank?. Current History 1 September 2002; 101 (656): 267–270. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2002.101.656.267
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