An informative new book co-authored by Miller Center Senior Fellow Philip Potter explores repression and political violence on China's Silk Road
Political violence in Xinjiang
As an oppressed minority living under a strong authoritarian regime, Uyghurs lack political representation. Even within their autonomous region of Xinjiang, they hold just 21 percent of government positions
China's media dilemma
China is an increasingly connected society where information can spread organically and unpredictably, and it's deeply sensitive to public opinion and domestic pressure
The 'indefinite repression' of Uyghurs
Beijing seems to have no plan for political accommodation in Xinjiang, but history shows that the subjugation of a population comes with a high cost
About the authors
PHILIP POTTER is an associate professor of politics, a Miller Center faculty senior fellow, and founding director of the National Security Policy Center in the University of Virginia's Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.
CHEN WANG is the Slayton Assistant Professor of East Asian Politics at the University of Idaho. His research focuses on international security, including causes and consequences of political violence, diplomacy and public opinion, and China's foreign and security policies.