Rachel Harris is Senior Lecturer in Ethnomusicology at SOAS, University of London, specializing in music in China and Central Asia. She has published widely on the politics of Uyghur expressive culture. Her research interests include global flows, identity politics, Islam and soundscapes, and she currently leads the U.K. government-affiliated Arts and Humanities Research Council network Sounding Islam in China. She is actively engaged with outreach projects relating to Central Asian and Chinese music, including recordings, musical performance, and consultancy.

Last Updated: May 2, 2014

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02.13.14

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...