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Uyghur Human Rights Project Bibliography

Woman wearing hijab and holding family photo, Uyghur protest, Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC, Oct. 2021
April 1, 2024

Magnus Fiskesjö in World in Focus

Magnus Fiskesjö recently updated the Uyghur bibliography he began in 2017. The bibliography is hosted by the Uyghur Human Rights Project, "one of the most active and well-known organizations dedicated to the issue," he says.

"I refer to the bibliography in my Cornell course Genocide Today: The Erasure of Cultures, which I have taught four times so far."

Since 2017, the Chinese government has imprisoned more than one million Uyghurs and Kazakhs in China's far-northwest region of Xinjiang and committed systematic human rights violations—including forced labor, religious restrictions, family separations, and sterilizations—against the region's mostly Muslim ethnic groups.

Fiskesjö launched the bibliography project to collect news reports, documents, and research on the abuses as they unfolded.

"I started the bibliography on a personal basis, just to keep track of important news on the issue," he said. "Then I was happy to have it hosted publicly so others can benefit."

The bibliography now runs to more than 2,300 pages. It is searchable by topics like eyewitness accounts, forced labor, heritage destruction, reproductive abuse, organ harvesting, and Chinese tourism as propaganda.

Magnus Fiskesjö is a Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies steering committee member and core faculty in the East Asia Program and Southeast Asia Program.

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