The Twitter Left—the only Left that matters, really—is often woefully uninformed on the research that more hardline elements among them work assiduously to discredit. This is an ongoing effort to summarize major documents, reports, and other resources that establish a fairly clear picture of what I have come to believe qualifies as cultural genocide against the Uyghurs in Xinjiang. Done with the help of a
cohort of CIA-paid agitprop writers some buddies from college and Twitter and stuff.
This is a work in progress, and much of the context for these documents might be missing if you're unfamiliar with what's going on, though I've tried to fill in details where possible. Feel free to DM me on Twitter with any questions/corrections! (October 2020)
Completed translations and commentary:
Part I: Early years
Other resources you should take a look at:
- The Xinjiang Documentation Project at the University of British Columbia
- The Xinjiang Victims Database, which attempts to document and catalog alleged victims and sort their testimony (or more often, relatives' testimony) based on corroborating evidence
- If you're looking for a mega-bibliography, this Google Doc is great, but some of the resources presuppose a familiarity with the region/PRC/Mandarin to varying degrees, which might be overwhelming if you aren't someone like me who knows everything about China, ever.