I show the han map to point out specifically that BE is ignoring that han people were in xinjiang further back than turkic people to display is ignorance of history... That point went over your head, I also could've shown that parts of xinjiang were under the tibetan empire
I then note that Xinjiang is complicated because its been directly administer by china, or a part of china, or influenced by china and has long had migration, trade and movement of han people inside and out of the region which is something that wasn't wrangled with.
The reason why is because it raises the question that comes before settler-colonialism of... who's land is it? do modern uyghurs have the same claim to xinjiang as turkic people? well then the claim is only to the tarim basin
but then the modern xinjiang 'east turkestan movement' claims the entirety of the xinjiang region and not just the tarim basin which is where the turkic peoples and such became modern "uyghurs."
but the nuance and such of the history of xinjiang is not dealt with in BE original video because it would complicate the discussion further and thats what im annoyed at that western academia has skirted serious discussion on Xinjiang to colour china 'settler-colonial'
this is without noting some of the more extreme uyghur separatists have often argued their legitimacy to land stems to the origin migration into the region in 700 CE so it centres right back to the question of well whose land is it really?
for context yes parts of xinjiang have been under the tibetan empire as-well and further add another layer of history over xinjiang see this map: eastasiaorigin.blogspot.com/2017/09/ethnic…

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