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Gardner Bovingdon

Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Expert Bio

Gardner Bovingdon is an associate professor of Central Eurasian studies and international studies. He researches politics in contemporary Xinjiang, an autonomous territory in northwest China, as well as Xinjiang’s modern history. He is also an expert in historiography in China, as well as nationalism and ethnic conflict.

Areas of Expertise

Politics in contemporary Xinjiang; history of modern Xinjiang; historiography in China and nationalism; ethnic conflict.