The Art of Symbolic Resistance: Uyghur Identities and Uyghur-Han Relations in Contemporary Xinjiang
The Art of Symbolic Resistance provides a longitudinal study of Uyghur-Han relations. Based on locally conducted interviews, Smith Finley argues that contemporary Uyghur identities involve a complex interplay between long-standing intra-group socio-cultural commonalities and common enmity towards the Han Chinese.
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