One Million Disappeared: A Conversation with Darren Byler about the Uyghur Genocide in Xinjiang
This is a past event.
Thursday, January 26 at 12:30pm
RDB - Rafael Diaz-Balart Law Building, 1100
11200 SW 8th ST 33199, Rafael Diaz-Balart Law Bldg, Miami, Florida 33199
As many as one million ethnic Uyghur people are reportedly being held in internment camps in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region in Western China, where reports suggest that they are subject to torture and ill treatment, including forced medical treatment and sexual and gender-based violence. “One Million Disappeared” shines a spotlight on this situation through an in-depth conversation with Professor Darren Byler (Simon Fraser University), anthropologist and translator of The Backstreets: A Novel from Xinjiang by Perhat Tursun—the first Uyghur language novel to be translated into English. Tursun was taken into the internment camp system in 2018 and sadly has not been heard from since.