About James Leibold

James Leibold is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Politics, Media and Philosophy at La Trobe University in Melbourne Australia, and a Council member of the Australian Asian Studies Association.


Why China is banning Islamic veils—and why it won’t work

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  The veil has emerged as a key battleground in the Chinese government’s struggle to regain stability in the far-western region of Xinjiang, write TIMOTHY GROSE and JAMES LEIBOLD. In February, regional authorities outlawed Islamic veils from all public spaces in the regional capital of China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). The Urumqi ban, which […]