Joshua L. Freeman, Lecturer in the Humanities Council and East Asian Studies and Link-Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows, writes a moving article in the The New York Review of Books about Uighar poetry and the struggle poets and artists face as they bear witness to the catastrophes taking place in their homeland.
Read the full article here.
Joshua L. Freeman is a historian of twentieth-century China and Inner Asia. His research centers around official culture and nation formation in China’s northwestern borderlands, and in particular the cultural history of the transborder Uyghur nation. He teaches Chinese and Inner Asian history in the Department of East Asian Studies. In fall 2020, he will be teaching a course on “China’s Others: Minority Peoples in the Chinese Past and Present.”