“Inner Asian Islam in Qianlong-era Beijing”
Weatherhead East Asian Institute Event
Please join for a lecture with:
David Brophy, Associate Research Scholar,
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University;
Lecturer in Modern Chinese History, University of Sydney
Eugenia Lean, Director,
Weatherhead East Asian Institute;
Associate Professor of Chinese history, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures.
In the mid-eighteenth century, following the Qing conquest of Xinjiang, a new community of Muslims came into being in the Inner City of Beijing, residing around a mosque close to the Forbidden City. Like other representatives of newly-incorporated subject populations in the capital, these Muslims became members of the Qing banner system. At the same time, they kept up contact with Xinjiang, and served as intermediaries between Islamic Inner Asia and the court. Drawing on recent archival and manuscript research, this talk examines the religious life of this community, and the place of Islam in the high Qing vision of universal emperorship.
Free; no registration required
International Affairs Building 918