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February 11, 2019

"Reeducation" in Xinjiang

Event Series: "China's New Era" Seminar Series

James Millward speaking to a group

In this seminar Georgetown history professor Dr. James A. Millward explored current developments related to the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and its Uighur minority group, drawing on his extensively researched article in the New York Review of Books (February 7, 2019 issue) and his deep expertise. He assessed the developing situation involving an extensive reeducation program in light of the region’s uneasy historical relationship with the central government.

The event was co-sponsored by the Walsh School of Foreign Service Asian Studies Program and the Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues.


Dr. James A. Millward is professor of history at Georgetown University, where he teaches world, central Asian, and Chinese history. Millward received his bachelor's degree from Harvard University, his M.A. from the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies, and his Ph.D. in history from Stanford. His research interests involve China and Central Eurasia. He is the author of The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction (2013). His works about Central Asia and Xinjiang include Beyond the Pass (1998) and Eurasian Crossroads (2009).