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

This project will investigate how modern Chinese Islamic thinkers accommodated the novel category of U+201CreligionU+201D 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.

Date:1 Oct 2017 →  30 Sep 2021
Keywords:Bai Shouyi, religion in China, religion and politics, Islam in China, modern Chinese intellectual history, Zhang Chengzhi, secularization
Disciplines:Language studies, Theory and methodology of philosophy, Literary studies, Theology and religious studies