Ph.D. in Area Studies
The Qing and Ottoman Empires: The Formation of Muslim Networks in Search of Modernization
I have studied the modern history of Sinophone Muslims, historically called “Hui” Muslims and are roughly equivalent to the Hui ethnic group in contemporary China. From the late nineteenth century to the early twentieth century, Chinese and Ottoman bureaucrats, intellectuals, and revolutionaries visited each other’s countries to inspect modernization policies. This project examines how the Muslim networks between Hui Muslims and the Ottoman Empire influenced the two countries’ politics, economy, society, military, and diplomacy, as well as international affairs such as the Xinjiang problem and the Sino-Japanese War. It aims to depict the modernization of the Qing and Ottoman empires, not as a result of “westernization” imposed by the Great Powers, but as a process of interactive communications, and to illuminate the rich relationships between East Asia and the Islamic world.
Education and Academic Employment
2021-present Assistant Professor, Waseda Institute for Advanced Study
2020-2021 JSPS Overseas Research Fellow, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
2017-2020 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Letters, Chuo University
2012 – 2015 JSPS Research Fellow, University of Tokyo
2020-2021 Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University (JSPS Overseas Research Fellow)
2020-present Visiting Fellow, Institute of Policy and Cultural Studies, Chuo University
2019-2020 Visiting Scholar, Institute of History, Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan
2019 Visiting Scholar, Department of Ethnology, National Chengchi University
2015-2016 Full-stipendiary Visiting Fellow, Harvard Yenching Institute
2015-present Collaborative Researcher, Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University
2014 Visiting Scholar, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
2017 Ph.D. in Area Studies, University of Tokyo
2012 M.A. in Area Studies, University of Tokyo
2010 B.A. in Area Studies, University of Tokyo
2017-2019 Part-time Lecturer, Niigata Prefectural University (History of Islamic culture)
2017-2018 Part-time Lecturer, University of Tokyo (English)
Fields of Research Interests
China, Islam, Asian History, Ethnicity, Nationalism, Minorities
【Book chapters and dictionary entries】
“Kyōdō kyōiku to shinshiki kyōiku: Nijusseiki shotō no pekin musurimu no kyōiku kaikaku o meguru giron to jissen [Scripture Hall Education and New Method Education: Debates and Practices on the Educational Reform of Beijing Muslims in the Early Twentieth Century],” TAKAO, Kenichirō. Ed. Shūkyō to kihan: ‘Seinaru kihan” kara yomitoku gendai [Religion and Norms: Interpreting Contemporary Time from ‘Sacred Norms’]. Tokyo: Iwanami shoten, pp222–242, 2021.
“Ma Fulong,” Fleet, Kate. et al. eds., Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Leiden: Brill, 2019.
“Ma Zhu,” Fleet, Kate. et al. eds., Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Leiden: Brill, 2019.
“20. Asrın Başlarında Pekin’deki İslam Mektepleri ve Yabancı Müslümanlar [Islamic Schools and Foreign Muslims in Beijing in the Early Twentieth Century],” Dündar, Ali Merthan. Ed. Abdürreşit İbrahim ve Zamanı: Türkiye ve Japonya Arasında Orta Avrasya. Ankara: Türk Tarih Kurumu, pp25–42, 2018.
“Cong minjian chuanshuo kan jindai zhongguo musilin de huangdi guan: Yi huihui yuanlai wei zhongxin [Muslims’ View on Emperors in Modern China as Seen in Folklore: With a Focus on Huihui Yuanlai],” Cui, Zhihai. Ed. Qingmo xinzheng yu bianjiang xinzheng, Shehui kexue wenxian chubanshe, Vol. 1, pp47–61, 2018.
“Honkon ni okeru isurāmu [Islam in Hong Kong],” Kurata, Tetsu. Eds. Honkon o shiru tame no 60 sho [60 Chapters to Know Hong Kong], Tokyo: Akashi Shoten, pp194-198, 2016.
“Nihon no kaikyō kōsaku [Japan’s Islamic Campaigns]”, Society for Chinese Muslim Studies, ed., Chūgoku no musurimu o shiru tame no 60 shō [60 Chapters for Learning about Muslims in China], Tokyo: Akashi Shoten, pp268-272, 2012
“Cutting off the Queue for Faith, Preserving the Queue for Face: Chinese Muslims’ Queue-Cutting Movements in North China during the Xinhai Revolution Period,” Asian Studies. Ljubljana: University of Ljubljana, 6 (1), pp11–31, 2018
“Benpatsu wa han isurāmuteki ka?: 20 seiki shotō no benpatsu būmu ni miru kahoku musurimu shakai no shosō [Are Queues Un-Islamic?: An Analysis of Muslim Communities in North China with a Focus on the Queue-Cutting Movements in the Early Twentieth Century],” Komaba Journal for Asian Studies. Vol. 12, pp 51–73, 2016.
“Bianyuanren de kenengxing: yi ershi shiji chu zhongguo musilin jingying wei zhongxin [The Possibilities of a Marginal Man—With Focus on the Chinese Muslim Elite in the Early Twentieth Century],” Religious Anthropology, Vol. 5, pp 341–358, 2013.
“Abdürreşid İbrahim’s Journey to China: Muslim Communities in the Late Qing as Seen by a Russian-Tatar Intellectual,” Central Asian Survey. 33 (3), pp405–420, 2014.
“Kindai chūgoku ni okeru kanjin kaikyōto setsu no tenkai: 1930 nendai no musurimu erīto ni yoru gensetsu o tegakari ni [Development of the Theory of Han Muslims–Learning from the Discourses of Muslim Elite in the 1930’s,]” Komaba Journal of Area Studies. Tokyo, The University of Tokyo, Vol. 17, pp136-156, 2014.
“Nicchū sensōki no chūgoku musurimu shakai ni okeru shinnichiha musurimu ni kansuru ikkōsatsu: Chūgoku kaikyō sōrengōkai no tō ekijin o chūshin ni [A Study of the Pro-Japanese Muslims in the Chinese Muslim Community during the Sino-Japanese War—With Focus on Tang Yichen at the All China Muslim League],” Monthly Journal of China Affairs. Tokyo, Institute for China Affairs, Vol. 65, No. 9, pp1-19, 2011.
Traveling, cooking, and reading books
Affiliated Academic Organizations
Japan Association for Central Asian Studies
Society for Chinese Muslim Studies
Association for Asian Studies
Central Eurasian Studies Society
The 19th Asia Pacific Research Prize (Iue Prize), awarded by the Asia Pacific Forum, Awaji Conference Japan