ChinaFile Presents: IN THE CAMPS

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
5:00pm — 6:30pm ET
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The world is waking up to the shocking realization that the People’s Republic of China maintains a vast network of camps devoted to the involuntary reeducation of more than a million people. Most of them are Muslims who belong to ethnic minority groups living along China’s northwest border.

In In the Camps, Darren Byler, one of the world's leading experts on Uyghur society and Chinese surveillance, draws on a decade of research on the region, examining thousands of government documents and conducting many hours of interviews with both detainees and camp workers to produce the most complete and detailed account so far of this brutal system.

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Darren Byler will be in conversation with China File’s Susan Jakes and Jessica Batke.


Darren Byler is Assistant Professor of International Studies at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the author of the forthcoming book Terror Capitalism: Uyghur Dispossession and Masculinity in a Chinese City. He writes a regular column for SupChina and his work has appeared in The GuardianForeign PolicyNoema MagazineProspect MagazineGuernicaChinaFile, as well as many academic journals. He received his PhD in anthropology at the University of Washington.  @dtbyler

Jessica Batke is a ChinaFile Senior Editor. She researches China’s domestic political and social affairs, and served as the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research Analyst for nearly eight years prior to joining ChinaFile. In 2016, she was a Visiting Academic Fellow at MERICS in Berlin. She holds a B.A. in Linguistics from Pitzer College and an M.A. in East Asian Studies from Stanford University.

Susan Jakes (Moderator) is the Editor of ChinaFile and a Senior Fellow at Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations. From 2000 to 2007, she reported on China for Time magazine, first as a reporter and editor based in Hong Kong and then as the magazine’s Beijing Correspondent.

 

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The world is waking up to the shocking realization that the People’s Republic of China maintains a vast network of camps devoted to the involuntary reeducation of more than a million people. Most of them are Muslims who belong to ethnic minority groups living along China’s northwest border. In In the Camps, Darren Byler, one… more

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