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Gardner Bovingdon

Associate Professor
GISB 3025, (812) 856-0230

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Cornell University, 2002

Region of Interest

  • China

Research Topics

  • Politics in contemporary Xinjiang
  • History of modern Xinjiang
  • Historiography in China
  • Nationalism and ethnic conflict

Representative Publications

  • 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.