I wrote a piece on David Brophy’s remarkable book for the Times Literary Supplement.
Here’s some audio recording from my event with Michael Dillon and Ablimit Baki Elterish at Asia House last year.
There’s an interesting piece on urbanisation in Xinjiang by Wade Shepard at The Diplomat (in which I am quoted). He writes about Horgos, the border town near Yining, where I used to live, and the speed with which Horgos is being transformed into a municipality. In general terms, it seems that the development of this much vaunted New Silk Road is centered around the north of Xinjiang, and thus runs the risk of further widening the economic gap between it and the south of the region (which is where most Uyghurs live).
I write about the Tianjin explosion and the need to reform low-level governance in China on the LRB Blog.
There’s a Q and A about China’s Forgotten People in the new issue of Time Out Shanghai.