Morris ROSSABI: China and the Uyghurs: A Concise Introduction




Uyghurs, China, Xinjiang, Morris Rossabi


An account of the history of the Uyghur people is indispensable for understanding the current crisis in Xinjiang province. This is where China and the Uyghurs begins. As a historian of East Asia, Professor Rossabi approaches the problem of understanding by applying an objective procedure of fact-finding, as is required of researchers in his field. Objective, here, first implies the gathering of evidence and other reliable information from historical sources and from reports of events, also from reliable sources, as they unfold in real time. Secondly, it implies examining the available information critically, from more than one point of view.


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2. 09. 2022

How to Cite

Francis, Norbert. 2022. “Morris ROSSABI: China and the Uyghurs: A Concise Introduction”. Asian Studies 10 (3): 283-89.

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