Class Notes (835,873)
Canada (509,459)
POLI 338 (8)
Juan Wang (8)

POLI 338 - Lecture: Ethnic Minorities in China (Jan. 24)

2 Pages
Unlock Document

Political Science
POLI 338
Juan Wang

Lecture Jan. 23 I. Xinjiang Han In-Migration − during Mao era: ideological; motivated by desire to 'help' poorer, peripheral regions − during Deng era: economic motivations; market reforms released surplus labour; economic benefits for entrepreneurship in autonomous regions Religion − during Mao era, particularly during Cultural Revolution, there was a widespread assault on and suppression of religion − Uyghur in Xinjiang devoutly Muslim − in the Deng era, there was a relaxation of religious policies; Islam now state-sanctioned religion − since 1990s, there is a rise in Islamic fundamentalism throughout Central Asia; in combination with the collapse of the Soviet Union, Uyghur activists are incentivized to mobilize for separatism Foreign Relations − Sino-Soviet split (late 1950s to 1960s) − Khruschev disagreed with Stalin; Mao disagreed with Khruschev − Mao suspicious that certain members of CCP were more loyal to Khruschevian policies − because of this policy, Soviet Union withdrew support − this spurred tendency toward autarky in China − a microcosm of the Sino-Soviet split was a border conflict, located in Xinjiang − thus, Xinjiang was an area where the Soviet Union tried to threaten the new PRC regime, and where PRC tried to balance its power against the S
More Less

Related notes for POLI 338

Log In


Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.