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Gardner Bovingdon :: Faculty

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Associate Professor, Central Eurasian Studies
Director of Graduate Studies, Central Eurasian Studies
Associate Professor, International Studies
Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Adjunct Associate Professor, Political Science
Adjunct Associate Professor, History

Office: School of Global & International Studies 3025
Phone: (812) 856-0230


PhD, Cornell University, 2002


Current Doctoral Students

Research Interests

Publication Highlights

The Uyghurs: Strangers in Their Own Land.  Columbia University Press (2010).

“Politics in Modern Xinjiang,” in Introduction to the Politics of China, ed. William Joseph.  (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010), 336-354.

“CCP Policies and Popular Responses in Xinjiang, 1949 to the present,” in Governing China’s Multiethnic Frontiers, ed. Morris Rossabi (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2004), 117-54.

"Contested Histories" (with Nabijan Tursun). In Xinjiang: China's Muslim Frontier, edited by S. Frederick Starr (Armonk: M.E. Sharpe, 2004), 353-74.

"Autonomy in Xinjiang: Han Nationalist Imperatives and Uyghur Discontent," Policy Studies 11 (Washington: East-West Center, 2004).  (64 pages)

"Contested Histories," (with Nabijan Tursun) in Xinjiang:  China's Muslim Frontier, edited by S. Frederick Starr, (Armonk:  M.E.  Sharpe, 2004) 353-74.

"The Not-So-Silent Majority:  Uyghur Resistance to Han Rule in Xinjiang," Modern China 28, no. 1 (2002):  pp. 39-78.

"The History of the History of Xinjiang," Twentieth Century China 26, no 1 (2001) pp. 95-139.