An intellectual genealogy of Islam in modern China: categorization, modernization, secularization

01 October 2017 → 30 September 2021
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Language studies
    • Literary studies
    • Theory and methodology of philosophy
    • Theology and religious studies
Islam in China modern Chinese intellectual history religion in China religion and politics secularization Bai Shouyi Zhang Chengzhi Interculturalism Philosophy History Religion Area studies Ethics and morality
Project description

This project will investigate how modern Chinese Islamic thinkers accommodated 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.