2015 Islam and Chinese Civilization Conference, Beijing, China

This past April I had the pleasure of joining many wonderful scholars to explore the intersections of Islamic and Chinese civilizations in various forms. My presentation, “Approaching the Qur’an in China,” was thinking about some of the thematic topics and approaches that are found in Chinese translations of the Qur’an. The complete program is here.

The Qur’an in China at Southern Methodist University

I am heading to Southern Methodist University to give a lecture on the Qur’an in China on October 28th. The event is part of their Asian Studies Lecture Series. I very much appreciate the invitation from the Director of Asian Studies, Steven Lindquist. Here is what I will be talking about: This presentation explores the history of the Qur’an in…

Islamicate Studies Symposium at the University of Chicago

View this post on Instagram Marshall Hodgson, The Venture of #Islam Vol. 1 A post shared by Kristian Petersen (@babakristian) on Aug 5, 2014 at 2:39pm PDT I am very excited to participate in the Islamicate Studies Symposium in honor of the 40th anniversary of Marshall Hodgson’s magistral work, The Venture of Islam. The event will be held…

The Qur’an in China at the University of South Carolina

I am giving a lecture on the Qur’an in China at the University of South Carolina on September 8th. The event is sponsored by the Center for Asian Studies, the Program in Islamic World Studies, and the Walker Institute of International and Area Studies. I appreciate the invitation from the Director of the Center of Asian Studies, Michael Gibbs Hill.

Akiro Matsumoto 松本耿郎 on Ma Dexin 馬德新

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kristian Petersen (@babakristian) on Jun 18, 2014 at 9:59pm PDT View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kristian Petersen (@babakristian) on Jun 18, 2014 at 9:59pm PDT I am grateful to have a copy of Akiro Matsumoto’s 松本耿郎 new book of essays on the…

Ashiq – The Last Troubadours

William Gourlay (@GourlayWill) wrote up a brief summary of an interesting documentary, Ashiq – The Last Troubadours, on the Sufi musicians of Xinjiang on his blog, The gypsy plays & the kurd dances. Unfortunately, the entire film isn’t available online and is only located in the University of California, Berkeley libraries. However, this beautiful clip above from the film reveals scenes…