Posted on Jul 20, 2009

Adam Grode ’05 is living and teaching English in Xinjiang in the western region of China, where Muslim Uighurs and Han Chinese were clashing. He was quoted in a July 5, 2009, article in the New York Times about riots in his neighborhood. “This is just crazy,” Grode was quoted in the article. “There was a lot of tear gas in the streets, and I almost couldn’t get back to my apartment. There’s a huge police presence.” As a Watson Fellow, Grode studied longed-neck lutes in Central Asia in 2005 and 2006. The following year, he received a Fulbright grant to extend his studies of the musical traditions of the Uighurs in Xinjiang.

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