Naqshbandi Sufi and Qing Aristocrat: Kafshin Khoja and His Hagiographic Works

Apr 26, 2018, 4:30 pm4:30 pm
Jones Hall Room 202
Public Lecture



Event Description

David Brophy studies the social and political history of China’s northwest, particularly the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, and its connections with the Islamic and Russian/Soviet worlds. After finishing his PhD in 2011, he spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Australian Centre on China in the World, at the Australian National University, before taking up a position at the University of Sydney in 2013. His first book, Uyghur Nation (2016), is on the politics of Uyghur nationalism between China and the Soviet Union in the early twentieth century. He currently holds an ARC Discovery Early Career Research Fellowship, for a project entitled “Empire and Religion in Early Modern Inner Asia,” in which he is exploring Inner Asian perspectives on the rise of the Qing in the seventeentheighteenth centuries.