"Our muqams will endure for millennia"
|S. Qiouyi Lu||Sep 7, 2020|
I came across the video below of Uyghur musicians on Twitter and thought I’d translate the Chinese in the caption to share its powerful message:
We are Uyghurs, our muqams will endure for millennia;
We will not disappear, we will continue dreaming of autonomy;
Today we have instruments in our hands, tomorrow the firearms of uprising;
As long as our music is still here, the Uyghur spirit is still alive;
The gray wolf opens the path ahead, the blue star and crescent flag leads the way; East Turkestan will be liberated!
If you know of any non-Han or Chinese ethnic minority writers who publish in Chinese, particularly speculative fiction, please let me know—I would love to amplify their voices into the anglophone world.