An intellectual genealogy of islam in modern China. Categorization, modernization, secularization

Start - End 
2017 - 2020 (ongoing)
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Department of Languages and Cultures

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Abstract

This project investigates how modern Chinese Islamic thinkers accomodated the novel category of "religion" and renegotiated the position of Islam in twentieth-century and contemporary China by studying the complex relations between the transition from empire to nation-state, the emergence of the discipline of religious studies, and the repositioning of spirituality over and against secular politics.

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