Image of a A Uyghur woman standing at a religious shrine near Hotan, southern Xinjiang.
January 4, 2017 The Caravan
Alice Su
For centuries, Uyghurs have journeyed between the different Muslim shrines dotting the Taklamakan Desert. Now, the Chinese state has forcibly closed many of them.
December 16, 2016 Foreign Policy
Alice Su
Chinese authorities speak of terrorism as an ideological problem, but treat it as an ethnic one.
A Hui Chinese man at one of the Sufi shrines in Lanzhou, northwestern China. Image by Alice Su. China, 2016.
October 21, 2016 ChinaFile
Alice Su
How does the Chinese Communist Party interact with Hui minority Muslims?
October 17, 2016 The Atlantic
Alice Su
Terror and religious extremism challenge a state unaccustomed to martyrdom narratives. Can a country doing business all over the world really avoid other peoples' politics?
June 6, 2016 The New Yorker
Alice Su
The town of Shadian was once marketed as the “little Mecca of the East.” But can its residents really practice their religion in peace?