University of Wisconsin–Madison

CESSI Lecture Series- “Sino-Soviet Relations and the Making of Modern Xinjiang”

When: August 8, 2017 4:00 pm

Where: 1651 Humanities, 455 N Park St, Madison, WI

Speaker:Judd Kinzley, Assistant Professor, Modern Chinese History, UW-Madison

About the talk: This talk will focus on the centrality of the Soviet Union’s role in shaping modern Xinjiang. Based on Professor Kinzley’s forthcoming book, this talk will show the power of Soviet resource extraction enterprises in molding Chinese state institutions, patterns of central government investment, and Han-Uyghur relations. Professor Kinzley will conclude by offering new ways of thinking about the connection between natural resources and the  development of China’s multi-ethnic border regions.