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Growing up Uyghur in Xinjiang: “Setting Sail in a Chinese-language World”

In China's Minority Fiction, Sabina Knight notes how China is pushing its ethnic minorities --- particularly the Uyghur in Xinjiang --- to master Mandarin: "The question of cultural survival haunts Patigül’s Bloodline《百年血脉》(2015). The novel situates the narrator—who, like the author, is half-Uyghur and half-Hui—within the matrix of the Han majority’s aggressive promotion of Chinese: As my … Continue reading Growing up Uyghur in Xinjiang: “Setting Sail in a Chinese-language World”