Seminars & Short Courses

What’s Happening to China’s Uyghurs and Why It Matters

This course focuses on the Uyghur ethnic minority in China, a case study for exploring issues of genocide as mandated by numerous state social studies standards. The course will 1) introduce the historical and political context of the Uyghur ethnic and territorial conflict in China; 2) explore the Uyghurs as a case study in the relationship between territory, nationalism, and ethnic conflict; and 3) analyze current events, resources, and research on this evolving humanitarian crisis. The virtual Saturday workshop will engage participants with the 2022 revised Brown University Choices unit on genocide, applying the Genocide Convention definitions to the current situation of the Uyghurs.