Topic: Hong Kong

Watson Director Edward Steinfeld, former Consul General in Hong Kong Richard Bouchar and Professor Rebecca Nedstup spoke at the panel.

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Watson forum reflects on Hong Kong protests

November 8, 2019 0 comments

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs held a discussion forum yesterday evening for members of the community to voice their thoughts on the ongoing demonstrations in Hong Kong.

Carlton College’s Adeeb Khalid, a historian with expertise in South Asia, described how the Chinese Communist Party’s “transhistorical” identity conflicts with the Uyghur’s Turkic ethnic identity, which dates back to the days of the Russian Empire.

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Visiting lecturer details mass internment of ethnic Uyghurs in China

October 23, 2019 0 comments

In light of recent media attention on the ongoing mass detention of the Uyghur Muslims in China, Carlton College’s Professor of Asian Studies and History Adeeb Khalid spoke on the history of the people and their relationship to the Chinese government.