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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

A Colonial Muslim History of Qing Central Asia: Revisiting Sayrāmī's "Tārīkh-i Ḥamīdī" A Colonial Muslim History of Qing Central Asia: Revisiting Sayrāmī's "Tārīkh-i Ḥamīdī"
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.”

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When and Where

Map Weiser Hall - Room 110

January 2019

12:00pm - 1:00pm

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