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International Forum: Interaction, Adaptation and Integration - Muslim Minorities in China and Europe

Department of Anthropology and China in Comparative Perspective Network (CCPN)

Date: Tuesday 6 July 2010
Time: 9am-6.30pm
Venue:  Seligman Library A607, Old Building
Speakers: Professor Tariq Ramadan, Professor Xiaowei Zang, Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari, Professor Wenjiong Yang
Chairs: Professor Martha Mundy, Professor Stephan Feuchtwang, Professor Charles Stafford, Professor Xilong Wang, Dr Xiangqun Chang

In recent 10 years, Islam and Muslims have been the focus of much attention, not only Muslim majorities of countries or areas, but also Muslim minorities in different civilizations. Specifically, with globalization and the influence of important international political events, Muslim minorities are involved in and are in a perpetual dilemma. The essential historical facts are that Muslim minorities have a long history in different civilizations, such as in China (under a secular imperial civilization) and Europe (a Christian and Graeco-Roman then secular civilization), where Muslim minorities have become parts of cultural diversity after long term mutual cultural interaction, adaptation and integration. Therefore, it is of timely interest to bring together studies of Muslim minorities' local experience and cultural innovations in different civilizations from interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives, which not only help to further understand Islamic civilization, but also to facilitate mutual dialogue and the harmonious development of global civilizations.

Professor Tariq Ramadan is a Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at Oxford University. He advocates the study and re-interpretation of Islamic texts, and emphasizes the heterogeneous nature of Western Muslims. Professor Xiaowei Zang is Head of School of East Asian Studies, National Institute for Chinese Studies, Sheffield Confucius Institute, White Rose East Asia Centre, University of Sheffield Dr. Muhammad Abdul Bari,is a researcher in physics, science teacher and Special Educational Needs specialist in London, Chairman of East London Mosque & London Muslim Centre, was Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain (2006-10). Professor Wenjiong Yang is from the School of Ethnology, Lanzhou University, China, and visiting senior fellow of Department of Anthropology, LSE

This event is free and open to all but spaces are limited and registration is required by emailing ccpn@lse.ac.uk.  Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For more information, contact Professor Wejiong Yang by email w.yang3@lse.ac.uk or Dr Xiangqun Chang by email x.chang@lse.ac.uk or telephone 0208 099 4815,

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