About Dr David Brophy

I study the social and political history of China’s northwest, particularly Xinjiang, and its connections with the Islamic and Russian/Soviet worlds. After finishing my PhD in 2011 I spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Australian Centre on China in the World, at the Australian National University. My current book manuscript is on the politics of Uyghur nationalism between Xinjiang and the Soviet Union in the early twentieth century. Most of my new research engages with the Manchu-language archive on Qing China’s eighteenth-century expansion.

Selected publications