The Center for Asian Democracy presents Gardner Bovingdon

When Jan 28, 2011
from 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Where Ford Hall, Room 407
Contact Name
Contact Phone 852-1928
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The Center for Asian Democracy presents as part of its Asia in Focus Speaker Series:

Gardner Bovingdon, Assistant Professor in Central Eurasian Studies, East Asian Languages and Culture, and Political Science, Indiana University

"Hu knows the answer to China's national question? Nationalism, national identity and political reform in China"

Friday, January 28th, 2011 
2:00 – 3:30pm
Ford Hall, Room 407

Gardner Bovingdon is Associate Professor in the Department of Central Eurasian Studies, with appointments in East Asian Languages and Culture and in Political Science. He has an AB from Princeton and MA and PhD from Cornell. He has published a number of articles and book chapters on politics and history in China's contentious northwestern region of Xinjiang. His book The Uyghurs: Strangers in Their Own Land, was published by Columbia University Press in 2010. He has lived and conducted field research in Xinjiang for nearly two years, in trips spanning a decade. Over the last two years he has done research in Taiwan and Central Asia, with a special focus on nationalism, nation building, and political transformation.

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