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Debasish Chaudhuri, Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi, is an independent researcher. He holds a Ph.D. in Chinese Studies from the University of Delhi. The current focus of his research includes Chinese ethnic policies and local responses, the political economy of minority regions, Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the impact of the Belt and Road Initiative in the peripheries, Chinese nationalism as well as collective actions and dissident movements. Chaudhuri is the author of Xinjiang and the Chinese State – Violence in the Reform Era (Routledge, 2018).

Countering Internal Security Challenges in Xinjiang
18 Mar 2021

Debasish Chaudhuri’s latest monograph is an important study combining serious desk research with empirical perceptions collated over many years by the author in his fieldwork. While the broad subject is one visited by him in a full-fledged work some years ago, the monograph breaks new ground and brings fresh detail and perspectives from a range of Chinese official and non-official material as well as other external research.

White Paper: A Response to InternationalEfforts of ‘giving bad name’ (wuming hua)to the Vocational Education and Training Works in Xinjiang
30 Sep 2019

The establishment of so-called vocational education and training camps in Xinjiang has been one of the major sources of human rights contention between the West and China in the recent years. For about three decades,

Land, People and Faith: Wang Meng’s Narrative of Uyghur Life in Zhe bian fengjing
03 Apr 2019

The paper throws light on the author’s life in the region as well as the narrative of the novel. It attempts to understand the relevance of the novel in the present form at a time when the Muslim minorities of Xinjiang are experiencing ruthless coercion, surveillance and repressive reeducation campaign under President Xi Jinping.

चीन में दमन से अमन की रणनीति
11 Sep 2018

चीन के राष्ट्रपति शी जिनपिंग ने 17 जनवरी, 2017 को दावोस में विश्व आर्थिक मंच के सम्मेलन को संबोधित करते हुए उस वक्त के अंतरराष्ट्रीय हालात की व्याख्या चार्ल्स डिकेंस की प्रसिद्ध पंक्ति ‘यह सबसे अच्छा समय था,...

Xinjiang and the Chinese State: Violence in the Reform Era
25 Aug 2017

This book focuses on the nature of ethno-national conflicts and impacts of ideological orientation of the Communist Party of China (CPC) towards the national question in the context of Han nationalism and political, economic and security policies towards Xinjiang. Violence in Xinjiang since the mid-1990s is projected as one of the major national security challenges for China, along with issues pertaining to Tibet and Taiwan.

Second Xinjiang Work Forum: Old Policies in New Language
15 Aug 2014

For a long time the central as well as regional leadership took rapid economic development as a panacea to resolve violent separatism in the region.

Kunming Incident Reveals Political Chasm
28 Mar 2014

According to a Xinhua report on 2 March, the Chinese Ministry of Public Security claimed that the attack was perpetrated by a Uyghur separatist group from Xinjiang and Abdurehim Kurban was identified as the leader of the group



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