6831005West Asian History (Special Lectures)

Numbering Code G-LET25 66831 LJ38 Year/Term 2021 ・ First semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type special lecture
Target Year Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period Tue.5
Instructor name NAKANISHI TATSUYA (Institute for Research in Humanities Associate Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course Intellectual struggles of Hui Muslims (Chinese-speaking Muslims) for the purpose of adjusting Islam to Chinese society have played an important role in building amicable relations between Islamic believers and non-believers in China. On the other hand, the same activities sometimes promoted inner division among Hui Muslims. For example, Ma Dexin (d.1874), a prominent Hui Muslim scholar in Yunnan, South West China, added "Chinese" elaborations to a critical teaching against veneration of saints he had taken from a Muslim scholar in Mecca, and preached it in China. Ma Dexin's disciples also followed this activity, and intensified conflicts about veneration of saints among Hui Muslims. From this historical process, we will examine relationship between indigenization of Islam by Muslim minorities and stability of the host society.
Course Goals To understand adaptation of Islam to China.
To understand veneration of saints in Islam.
to understand intellectual situations in Middle East during the nineteenth century.
Schedule and Contents 1. Who are Hui Muslims?
2. Formation of Hui Muslim communities
3. Chinese elaborations of Islam by Hui Muslims
4. Sufi orders and veneration of saints
5. Sufi orders in China
6. Thoughts of the Jahriya order
7. Ma Dexin and the Yunnan Muslim rebellion
8. Critical discourses against veneration of saints in Middle East during the nineteenth century
9-10. Ma Dexin's criticism against veneration of saints
11. Ma Lianyuan's criticism against the Jahriya order
12. Ma Anli's criticism against veneration of saints
13-14. Reactions of the Jahriya order
15. Conclusion
Evaluation Methods and Policy essay (100%)
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) I will let you know books to read in the class.