Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in China

Domestic and Foreign Policy Dimensions

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  • 9780190922610
  • 9780190050177
  • 9780190050283
China's problem with terrorism has historically been considered an outgrowth of Beijing's efforts to integrate the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region into the People's Republic of China. Since the end of the Cold War, however, this internal dynamic has converged with an evolving external environment, stimulating the development of linkages between Uyghur separatism and terrorism and broader terrorist movements in Central Asia, South Asia and the Middle East. This book brings together some of the leading experts on Chinese terrorism, offering the first systematic, scholarly assessment of the country's approaches to this threat. Four areas of investigation are looked at: the scope and nature of terrorism in China and its connection with developments in other regions; the development of legislative measures to combat terrorism; the institutional evolution of China's counter-terrorism bureaucracy; and Beijing's counter-terrorism cooperation with international partners.
  • Oxford University Press; October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780190050177
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  • Title: Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in China
  • Author: Michael Clarke (ed.)
  • Imprint: Oxford University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780190922610
  • 9780190050177
  • 9780190050283

In The Press

"This landmark volume is a major contribution to the study of China's evolving counterterrorism policies, the interplay between domestic imperatives in Xinjiang, regional security and legal developments, and Beijing's increasingly assertive and multifaceted global response. The essays are analytically crisp, insightful and brimming with original research and findings."-- Alexander Cooley, Director of Columbia University's Harriman Institute
"As China's power and reach increases so does its problem with "terrorism", both real and imagined. This path-breaking new book is an essential guide for navigating the dynamics of Chinese discourse, laws and policies aimed at countering the perceived terror threat."-- James Leibold, Associate Professor in Politics and Asian Studies, La Trobe University, Melbourne
"This timely collection of work by top experts examines in detail China's militarized securitization of Xinjiang and its demonization of the Uyghur minority in the name of 'counter-terrorism.' It highlights recent legal, ideological, and institutional developments, and should be read by all observers of Chinese politics as the PRC's global influence expands."-- James Millward, Professor of Intersocietal History, Georgetown University and author of The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction
"This helpful and well-researched volume provides an important contribution to our knowledge and understanding of a little-known area of Chinese policy and practice. It will be useful for practitioners and academics alike." -- Roderic Wye, Associate Fellow, Asia-Pacific Program, Chatham House

About The Author

Michael Clarke is Associate Professor at the National Security College, Australian National University. He has published widely on the history and politics of Xinjiang, Uyghur separatism and terrorism, and Chinese foreign policy in Central Asia.

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ISBNs
  • 9780190922610
  • 9780190050177
  • 9780190050283