The First Islamic Classic in Chinese – A Review

I recently reviewed Sachiko Murata’s wonderful complete translation of the Real Commentary on the True Teaching (Zhengjiao zhenquan 正教真詮), the first major Chinese-language Islamic text, published in 1642, written by Wang Daiyu 王岱輿, for the AAR’s Reading Religion. If you are interested you can access the full review here. Here is a sneak peak: Murata has produced another…

Old Dominion University – Philosophy & Religious Studies

I’m excited to announce that I’ve accepted a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies at Old Dominion University. In addition to all the colleagues I hope to build with over the coming years I am very excited to join my good friend Nicole Willock, who was part of my Wabash cohort. I’ll miss my friends…

Interpreting Islam in China, University of Vermont, April 23

I’m excited to visit the University of Vermont on April 23 to deliver the Claire M. Lintilhac Seminar in Asian Studies. The talk will revolve around my new book, Interpreting Islam in China: Pilgrimage, Scripture, and Language in the Han Kitab. I’m grateful for Thomas Borchert and the Asian Studies Program for hosting me. I’m also excited to join Ilyse Morgenstein Fuerst’s…

Locating Muslim Cinema(s), Michigan State University, April 12-13

Mohammad Khalil, associate professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Muslim Studies Program at Michigan State University, has hosted a conference for several years now. They have a new theme every year and always have wonderful folks participating. I am very lucky to be involved this year. The theme for this year’s event is “Locating Muslim…

Interpreting Islam in China, University of Michigan, January 22

I’m excited to visit the University of Michigan on January 22 for a presentation about my new book, Interpreting Islam in China: Pilgrimage, Scripture, and Language in the Han Kitab. I’m grateful for the Islamic Studies Program for hosting me and the kind invitation of Sam Kigar and Karla Mallette. All the details are HERE if you are in the area.