July 22, 2015 § Leave a comment
Some thoughtful reviews from Kerry Brown at Open Democracy and Jonathan Mirsky at Literary Review (click here for pdfs LR CFP 1 LR CFP 2). Thanks to both of these experienced China commentators for taking the time to write such considered pieces.
Also a good overview of the book’s issues by Joshua Bird at Asian Review of Books
June 3, 2015 § Leave a comment
My latest piece on the LRB Blog about China’s dubious claims about the extent and nature of ‘terrorism’ in Xinjiang.
September 25, 2014 § Leave a comment
My piece on China’s recent claims that fighters from Xinjiang are training with IS is up at Vice News.
June 30, 2014 § Leave a comment
March 7, 2014 § 3 Comments
I’ll be talking at Westminster University, London, on March 19th about how Western and Chinese media tends to represent the Xinjiang issue in different yet equally distorting ways – details here.
March 5, 2014 § Leave a comment
I attempt to make sense of the horrible killings in Kunming on the LRB Blog
February 28, 2014 § Leave a comment
Ilham Tohti, the respected Uyghur economist, has been charged with separatism and faces ten years to life in prison in China. It’s the kind of thing that’s a reminder of how China’s judicial and political system hasn’t made the same kind of progress as its economy. I wrote about the case on the LRB Blog.