自从阅读布莱恩·卡特曼（Blaine Kaltman）’s Under the Heel of the Dragon, my views about language in education have been challenged. At this moment in the 新疆 city of Karamay, there is only one Uyghur-language high school and judging from the rumors I’最近听说他们可能很快会改用普通话。这是为什么？ Or rather, […]
The Silk Road has become to 新疆 as the Great Wall is to China. The first foreigners to cross this important set of trade routes were kindly referred to as merchants but around the turn of the century another group of foreigners would step foot here and be labeled devils.
How much information is really getting into and out of 新疆? Is the internet completely cut or just partially? If so, how am I updating this blog while still living in 新疆? And the question on everybody’s mind who has any concern about 新疆: when will they turn the internet back on?
How did the Urumqi riots of 2009 change the way people lived in 新疆, China? During the months that followed the riots, quite a few newsworthy events continued to shape life in 新疆, including the syringe scare and the outbreak of H1N1. As always, keep in mind that this all comes from personal observation and […]
新疆, in both recent and ancient history, has never been known as a haven of peace and tranquility. Murders and coups of the past have now been replaced by riots and what the Chinese call “splittism” (the desire to separate the country). Here’s a quick look at the riots and unrest that have occurred in […]
I’d like to introduce you to one of the most popular buildings in Karamay, a small city of only 200,000 people here in 新疆. It represents the only place of worship that is not only accepted by the local government but also boasts a large membership from their ranks.
7月5日（星期日）北京时间晚上9:30左右，一场骚乱开始cr折，中国首都乌鲁木齐’s 新疆 province. As with any such event here in China, reports are sketchy and numbers vary drastically. Misleading photos and estimations are already circulating all over the web. 可靠的细节赢得了’可在[…]