Dru Gladney

President of the Pacific Basin Institute, Pomona College

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Professor of Anthropology at Pomona College and President of its Pacific Basin Institute; author of Dislocating China: Muslims, Minorities, and Other Subaltern Subjects

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Last week, Prime Minister Hu Jintao rushed home from the G-8 summit to deal with massive unrest and deadly violence in what's called the Shin-jung Uighur Autonomous Region in China's…

Is China Really a Melting Pot?

Last week, Prime Minister Hu Jintao rushed home from the G-8 summit to deal with massive unrest and deadly violence in what's called the Shin-jung Uighur Autonomous Region in China's…

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Last week, Prime Minister Hu Jintao rushed home from the G-8 summit to deal with massive unrest and deadly violence in what's called the Shin-jung Uighur Autonomous Region in China's…

Is China Really a Melting Pot?

Last week, Prime Minister Hu Jintao rushed home from the G-8 summit to deal with massive unrest and deadly violence in what's called the Shin-jung Uighur Autonomous Region in China's…

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