Academic journals for high school students

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Cultural Genocide of Uyghur Minority in China

Alex Kim

Korea International School


Uyghurs are a south-eastern Turkish-speaking group of people who are mostly Sunni Muslims. Today, this group of people primarily lives in an autonomous region called Xinjiang in China. Having experienced a long history of oppression under Chinese rule, this cultural minority group has experienced and still experiencing systematic annihilation of both culture and social identity. The Chinese government enforced to do so by “colonizing” and assimilating both ethnicity and religion of the Uyghur. The overall purpose of this research paper is to uncover and explore the Chinese government’s” unjustified treatment of the Uyghur minority in Xinjiang. This research paper does an in-depth, comprehensive analysis of Uyghurs in China by mainly making use of Stanton’s ten classification stages of genocide. Thus, the research paper concludes with a discussion of several recent cases and reports about the world reflecting on the cultural eradication of Uyghurs in Xinjiang.

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