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T.H. Tsien, Scholar of Chinese Written Word, Dies at 105

By MARGALIT FOX April 21, 2015

T. H. Tsien, a scholar of Chinese books and printing who in 1941 risked his life to smuggle tens of thousands of rare volumes to safety amid the Japanese occupation of Shanghai, died on April 9 at his home in Chicago. He was 105.

His death was announced by the University of Chicago, Continue reading

Chinese Court Frees Uyghur Linguist Following Appeal


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Photo courtesy of Ayup’s family

Chinese authorities have freed a U.S.-educated Uyghur linguist who sought Continue reading

China Sentences Uighur Scholar’s Tohti Students to Up to 8 Years

By Joshua Fellman Dec 8, 2014 3:12 PM ET

China sentenced seven students of incarcerated scholar Ilham Tohti, a member of the country’s Uighur minority, to three to eight years in prison for separatism, Hong Kong government broadcaster RTHK said. Continue reading

US Expresses ‘Deep Concern’ over Uighur Scholar’s Life Sentence

24xinjiang02-master315-v2FILE – Outspoken Uighur scholar and advocate Ilham Tohti speaks during an interview at his home in Beijing.

Victor Beattie

September 24, 2014 2:18 AM

WASHINGTON—The Obama Administration has expressed its “deep concern” over the life sentence handed down Tuesday against prominent Uighur scholar Ilham Continue reading

Prominent Chinese Scholar Defends Himself At Separatist Trial

0CA89CC9-7652-40DF-ADA7-50E761424BCA_w640_r1_sPolicemen in riot gear guard a checkpoint on a road near a courthouse where ethnic Uighur academic Ilham Tohti’s trial is taking place in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, Sept. 17, 2014.

September 18, 2014 2:38 AM

Chinese scholar Ilham Tohti is expected to defend himself Continue reading

Pretrial Hearing Scheduled For Detained Uyghur Scholar Tohti


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Ilham Tohti in Beijing, August 2012. Continue reading

Lawyer For Uyghur Scholar Denied Evidence Ahead of Trial


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Ilham Tohti in Beijing, August 2012.
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China charges Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti with separatism

Tohti’s lawyer accuses prosecutors of ‘shocking’ handling of case and ignoring his rights to a defence

Ilham Tohti
Tania Branigan in Beijing

theguardian.com, Wednesday 30 July 2014 13.08 EDT Continue reading