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Media And Minkaohan Uyghurs: Representation, Reaction, And Resistance, Liang Zheng Jan 2011

Media And Minkaohan Uyghurs: Representation, Reaction, And Resistance, Liang Zheng

Journalism & Mass Communication Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Chinese media have seen a grand transformation since the 1980s. However, the relationship between Chinese media and its 56 ethnic minority groups is underresearched. This dissertation intends to contribute to this field by examining media and in the context of the Uyghurs, a Turkic-speaking Muslim people who reside in China’s far west Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Uyghurs number nine million, and consequently this research focuses on a sub-group of them: Minkaohan, who are ethnic Uyghurs who have attended Mandarin-language schools.

This dissertation examines the post 9/11 representation of Uyghurs in Chinese state media and shows how Minkaoahan react ...