The Internationalization of China’s Uyghur Issues
Julie Yu-wen Chen, University College Cork
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 · 6 pm, KWZ, Room 0.607
This lecture explores the operation and coalition-building of Uyghur diasporic organizations in democratic countries. Since some Uyghur organizations have been lent notable legitimacy by liberal democracies and international governmental organizations, they can no longer be considered merely splintered members of a far-flung diaspora locked in a one-sided struggle with Beijing. Uyghur activists can and do use their hard-won legitimacy as legal migrants and asylum seekers to influence politics in their host countries.