Turkic languages seminar: Uyghur Cultural Heritage Today

  • Date: –16:30
  • Location: https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/69516784262
  • Lecturer: Ildikó Bellér-Hann, Associate Professor, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen
  • Organiser: Turkiska språk
  • Contact person: László Károly
  • Föreläsning

Abstract: The talk will provide insights into the ongoing assault on Uyghur cultural heritage in China's northwest. Uyghurs have been subjected to heavy-handed repression and unprecedented securitization measures, motivated by the centre's fear of separatism. Members of the minority fear the erosion of their ethnic and cultural identity. Against the backdrop of this extremely tense political situation, the talk will focus on selected aspects of Uyghur tangible and intangible cultural heritage: architecture, clothing and ethnic crafts, language, music, shrine pilgrimage, ritualized socialization.