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Sailors and Slaves in Medieval Maritime Asia: from baghdād to baghpūr

November 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sailors and Slaves in Medieval Maritime Asia: from baghdād to baghpūr

BRINFAITH RELIGION AND EMPIRE PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES

Sailors and Slaves in Medieval Maritime Asia: from baghdād to baghpūr

Speaker:
Dr. Ha Guangtian (Haverford College)
Date/Time:
November 16, 2022, 8:00 pm (HK time)
Language: English
Venue: Via ZOOM
Registration Link:https://bit.ly/brinfaithNov16
ABSTRACT
This talk presents some of the preliminary ideas and findings of Dr. Ha Guangtian’s ongoing project which examines the role of multi-racial, multi-religious, and multi-lingual sailors and slaves in facilitating Muslim trans-regional trade in medieval maritime Asia. He asks what is entailed if we are to shift our attention away from trade and diplomacy; and how we are to reconstruct an alternative subaltern trans-regionalism where race, religion, and class intersect — in ways that may compel us to reconsider current paradigms centred on the trans-Atlantic world.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Dr. Ha Guangtian is Assistant Professor of Religion at Haverford College and the author of Fragile Transcendence: Sound and Saint in Sino-Sufism, to be published in September 2021. He is currently working on a new project that examines the entwinement of sex and slavery in the making of Islam in maritime Asia.
ORGANIZER
The event is organized by the CRF Project “Infrastructures of Faith: Religious Mobilities on the Belt and Road [BRINFAITH]” (RGC CRF HKU C7052-18G), which is hosted by the ASIAR – Asian Religious Connections Research Cluster in HKIHSS.

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Date:
November 16
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Venue

Via Zoom (Registration required)

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BRINFAITH