Indiana University Bloomington
Workshop on Beyond the “Xinjiang Problem” Nov 3-4

 Olympic Torch, Korla, Xinjiang, 2009.  Photograph by Tom Cliff

Date:  November 3-4, 2011, The Australian National University*

Time:  9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

November 3 sessions are open to the public.*  
                    Please RSVP to by October 26, 2011
November 4 sessions are by invitation only.

Location:  Hedley Bull Lecture Theatre 1
                   The Australian National University

*The Opening Address and First Workshop Session will also be available on the IU-Bloomington Campus by videoconference on November 2, 2011, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the International Programs Building, 201 N. Indiana Avenue.  RSVP to  Remaining sessions will be recorded and made available on this site.

This interdisciplinary workshop brings together scholars whose work examines the details of the human-level interactions that take place in both the rural and the urban settings of Xinjiang.  The aim is to go beyond ethnic conflict and realist geopolitics in thinking about Xinjiang’s past, present and future.  Presenters include:

Gardner Bovingdon, Indiana University
     Keynote Address 

David Brophy, The Australian Centre on China in the World, ANU
     The Language of Loyalty in Qing Xinjiang

Sandrine Catris, Indiana University
     Xinjiang in the Cultural Revolution

Chen Yangbin, La Trobe University
     Towards Another Minority Educational Elite Group in Xinjiang?

Michael Clarke, Griffith University  
     Toward a New Geopolitics of Xinjiang? Negotiating between Outside-In and Inside-Out Perspectives

Tom Cliff, The Australian National University
     Legends and Aspirations of the Oil Elite

Ayxem Eli, University of Tasmania
      From Han to Uyghur: Construction and Dissolution of Ethnic Identity in Qomul/Hami, Xinjiang (1880s – 1980s)

Joshua L. Freeman, Xinjiang Normal University
     Lutpulla Mutellip:  Whose Martyr?

Anthony Garnaut, University of Melbourne
     Whose New Dominion?  A Gansu Perspective on the History of Xinjiang

Tim Grose, Indiana University
     The “Peacocks” are Leaving China’s Northwest, and so are some Uyghurs

Laura Newby, University of Oxford
     Bondage on Qing China’s Northwest Frontier

David O’Brien, University College Cork
     The Mountains are High and the Emperor is Far Away: How the Misrule of Wang Lequan Brought Uyghur and Han Closer Together

Joanne Smith-Finley, University of Newcastle, UK
  “Turkestan Lovesongs”, “New Flameco” and the Emergence of the “World Citizen”in Urban Xinjiang

Jun Suguwara, ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
     New Approach to Xinjiang Urban History:  Beyond the “Demolition” of Old Kashgar

Nabijan Tursun, Independent Scholar
     The Role of the Central Asian Uyghur Intellectual in Soviet Xinjiang Policy

Marika Vicziany, Monash University
     The Kashgar Project:  Cultural Heritage and Employment Creation?

Sponsored by:

The Australian Centre on China in the World   
Department of Political & Social Change, The Australian National University
The ANU-IU Pan Asia Institute
Monash Asia Institute, Monash University
University of Tasmania

Organised by:

Tom Cliff, The Australian National University,
Ayxem Eli, University of Tasmania,