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The 62st Tobunken-ASNET seminar Muslims in China and Modernity in Eurasia: Finding a clue through the concept of “Hui” in the first half of the twentieth century

The 62st Tobunken-ASNET seminar
Muslims in China and Modernity in Eurasia:
Finding a clue through the concept of “Hui” in the first half of the twentieth century

The 62th Tobunken-ASNET seminar will be held as follows. This seminar is open to public without entry.

Date:6th Decemberr (Thu) 2012, 17:00-18:00

Venue:Main Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo

Presenter:Noriko YAMAZAKI (JSPS Research Fellow)

Title:Muslims in China and Modernity in Eurasia: Finding a clue through the concept of “Hui” in the first half of the twentieth century

Language :Japanese

Abstract :

Historically, the term “Hui” referred to Islam and Muslims in Chinese. The purpose of this presentation is to analyze the process that has formed the concept of “nation” in modern Eurasian regions, particularly in China, by tracing the transition of the meaning of “Hui”. More specifically, I examine the “Hui” identities of Chinese-speaking Muslim Elite (religious leaders, intellectuals, journalists and so forth), focusing attention on the period of the first half of the twentieth century, when the concept of “nation”, minzu, was introduced to China.


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