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EA presents: Sinan Chu

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Sinan Chu on Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom…Or Not: Elite Division and Intellectual Debate over China’s Ethnic Policy

Sinan Chu, Political Science Doctoral Candidate, Syracuse University

After the Chinese Communist Party took power in 1949, China’s new leaders granted nominal regional autonomy and a number of preferential policies to its minority population, which numbers over 100 million. The past decade, however, has seen an unprecedented nationwide debate over the possible abolition of China’s ethnic policies. Mr. Chu’s talk will examine the debate’s evolution and situate it in the context of China’s recent social, economic, and political development. The sharp differences over ethnic policy reform among high-level political elites are rooted in social scientific scholarship of the post-Mao period.
Sinan Chu is a political science doctoral candidate at Syracuse University. His dissertation examines the changing intellectual-state relations in contemporary China, with a particular interest in the unfolding debate over ethnic policy reform. His fieldwork has been supported by a East Asia Program Summer Grant. 
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