Timothy Grose is an assistant professor of China Studies at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana. He completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington in 2014. His work on Uighur ethno-national identity, the "Xinjiang Class" boarding school, and everyday expressions of Islam in Xinjiang has appeared in the Journal of Contemporary China, Asian Studies Review, and in James Leibold and Chen Yangbin's edited volume Minority Education in China: Balancing Unity and Diversity in An Era of Critical Pluralism.

Last Updated: March 24, 2015

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02.04.15

Why China Is Banning Islamic Veils

Timothy Grose & James Leibold
This week, regional authorities outlawed Islamic veils from all public spaces in the regional capital of China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR). The Urumqi ban, which went into effect on Sunday February 1 (coincidentally the third annual*...