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LRCCS Noon Lecture Series | A Colonial Muslim History of Qing Central Asia: Revisiting Sayrāmī's "Tārīkh-i Ḥamīdī"

Eric Schluessel, Mellon Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study; Assistant Professor, University of Montana
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
12:00-1:00 PM
Room 110 Weiser Hall Map
The "Tārīkh-i Ḥamīdī of Mullah Mūsa Sayrāmī" (1836-1917) is celebrated as a monument of Uyghur literature and the preeminent Muslim history of nineteenth-century Xinjiang (East Turkestan). Sayrāmī's work is also layered, polyvocal text, and one that best recontextualization and rereading through different analytical approaches. This talk will explore the Tārīkh-i Ḥamīdī both in terms of its interaction with other Muslim and Chinese sources and as a colonial, transcultural text that advances insightful observations of Chinese power and new theories about its workings.

Eric Schluessel as an assistant professor at the University of Montana and current Mellon Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study. He is the author of several articles, a new textbook for the Chaghatay language, and a forthcoming monograph titled “Land of Strangers: The Civilizing Project in Qing Central Asia.”

If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this event, please reach out to us at least 2 weeks in advance of this event. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange.
Building: Weiser Hall
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Asia, Chinese Studies, Politics
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures