The Art of Life in Chinese Central Asia (ALACCA) is curated and written by Darren Byler, a doctoral researcher in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Washington, in collaboration with Uyghur, Han and Kazakh writers. The site is focused on emerging forms of art and politics in Northwest China and Central Asia. Based on years of ethnographic fieldwork in the art communities of Ürümchi, this site exists to provide a space for Xinjiang artists, film-makers, writers, musicians and poets. It is here to tell the stories of migrants who come to city in search of ways of living otherwise. The general aim is to recognize and create dialogue around the ways minority people create a durable existence and, in turn, how these voices from the margins link us together in simultaneously distinctive and connected ways. This site has recently moved to it’s new location, and is on the second life of many…. As long as the authors hold the دۇتار the general idea is to add new content regularly as well as build and maintain an archive of Xinjiang popular culture.
Under the pseudonym Beigewind this site is also syndicated by the on-line news journal Beijing Cream!Editorial News Language Resources