Nathan W. Hill is a Lecturer in Tibetan and LInguistics with a joint appointment in the Department of China and Inner Asia and the Department of Linguistics at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), at the University of London. His research focuses on Old Tibetan and Trans-Himalayan historical linguistics. His publications include A Lexicon of Tibetan Verb Stems as Reported by the Grammatical Tradition (2010), and Old Tibetan Inscriptions (2009), co-authored with Kazushi Iwao. His current projects include the creation of a Tibetan diachronic part of speech and the search for sound laws relating Tibetan, Burmese, and Chinese.

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Are Ethnic Tensions on the Rise in China?

Enze Han, James Palmer & more
On December 31, President Xi Jinping appeared on CCTV and extended his “New Year’s wishes to Chinese of all ethnic groups.” On January 15, Beijing officials detained Ilham Tohti, a leading Uighur economist and subsequently accused him of “separtist...