Kashgar Coerced: Forced Reconstruction, Exploitation, and Surveillance in the Cradle of Uighur Culture

Related Categories: Democracy and Governance; Human Rights and Humanitarian Issues; China
Related Expert: S. Frederick Starr

This Forum event will present the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) report under the same title, focusing on China's policy of eradication of the Uighur cultural heritage. The speaker, Mr. Bill Drexel, has spent the last several months researching Kashgar with the Uyghur Human Rights Project, following up on his research on Chinese state surveillance as a Schwarzman Scholar at Tsinghua University from 2018 to 2019. Bill holds an MPhil from Cambridge University in Political Theory and a BA from Yale University in the Humanities. Cumulatively, he has spent the last 4 years at the intersection of religion and politics, conducting research across East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. 


The Forum will be moderated by S. Frederick Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and will be live-streamed on our Facebook page and available here.

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