China Seminar | 13 August 2009

Urumqi – Guantanamo – Palau: Global Paths of China’s Uyghurs

Dru Gladney Dru Gladney

Dru C. Gladney, President of the Pacific Basin Institute and Professor of Anthropology at Pomona College, a research foundation widely recognized for its work enhancing understanding among the nations of the Pacific Rim, will delineate “China’s Xinjiang Problem” for the Seminar.

A frequent commentator on CNN and other news media, Gladney has authored and edited numerous books: Dislocating China: Muslims, Minorities, and Other Subaltern Subjects (University of Chicago Press, 2004). Others are: Muslim Chinese: Ethnic Nationalism in the People’s Republic (2nd edition 1996); Ethnic Identity in China: The Making of a Muslim Minority Nationality (1998); Making Majorities: Constituting the Nation in Japan, China, Korea, Malaysia, Fiji, Turkey, and the U.S. (1998). His publications have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Arabic, Turkish and German.

Holder of numerous faculty positions and post-doctoral fellowships at leading institutions of the world, Gladney has also been consultant to foundations, museums, financial institutions, and research establishments. He received his Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the University of Washington, Seattle.