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China's Campaign to Open the West: Xinjiang and the Center

Moeller, Robert Vaughn (2007) China's Campaign to Open the West: Xinjiang and the Center. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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This paper examines China's ambitious Campaign to Open the West and its impact upon Han and ethnic minority populations in Xinjiang. It focuses on analyzing the components of the campaign that are being implemented to develop Xinjiang through the intensification of agriculture, exploitation of energy resources, and reforms to Xinjiang's education system, revealing that the campaign, rather than alleviating poverty, is leading to greater asymmetry between Han and ethnic minority populations within Xinjiang. Rather than a plan for bridging the gap of economic disparity between the eastern and western regions of China, as construed by Beijing, the plan fits into a greater strategy for integration and assimilation of Xinjiang's restive ethnic population by Beijing.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Moeller, Robert, rvm5@pitt.eduRVM5
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairRawski, Thomastgrawski@pitt.eduTGRAWSKI
Committee MemberRawski, Evelynesrx@pitt.eduESRX
Committee MemberCarlitz, Katherinekcarlitz@ucis.pitt.eduKCARLITZ
Date: 23 January 2007
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 21 November 2006
Approval Date: 23 January 2007
Submission Date: 7 December 2006
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > East Asian Studies
Degree: MA - Master of Arts
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: economic; minority; policy
Other ID:, etd-12072006-153454
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 20:08
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:53


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