Circulations and Convergences: Mecca in the Conceptions and Mobilities of Chinese Muslim Diasporas in Saudi Arabia

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BRINFAITH RELIGION AND EMPIRE PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES Circulations and Convergences: Mecca in the Conceptions and Mobilities of Chinese Muslim Diasporas in Saudi Arabia   Speaker: Dr. Janice Hyeju Jeong (Department of East Asian Studies, University of Göttingen) Date/Time: May 17, 2021, 1:00 pm (HK Time) Language: English Venue: Via Zoom ABSTRACTMecca is often viewed through the angles […]

Making the Muslim World in the Age of Britain’s Steam and Print Initiative

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BRINFAITH RELIGION AND EMPIRE PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES Making the Muslim World in the Age of Britain’s Steam and Print Initiative   Speaker: Professor Cemil Aydin (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill) Date/Time: June 30, 2021, 9:30 am (HK Time) Language: English Venue: Via Zoom ABSTRACTEuropean Imperialism during the long 19th century was characterized by increasing connectivity and mobility […]

History Written in Advance: The Temporal Politics of Learning Mandarin for Jehovah’s Witnesses in Zambia

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BRINFAITH RELIGION AND EMPIRE PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES History Written in Advance: The Temporal Politics of Learning Mandarin for Jehovah’s Witnesses in Zambia   Speaker: Mr. Justin Haruyama (University of California, Davis) Date/Time: September 23, 2021, 1:00 pm (HK Time) Language: English Venue: Via Zoom ABSTRACTOver the last decade, there have been a proliferating number of Mandarin-language […]

Infrastructure and Connectivity across the Karakoram-Pamir Watershed, since 1918

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BRINFAITH RELIGION AND EMPIRE PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES Infrastructure and Connectivity across the Karakoram-Pamir Watershed, since 1918   Speaker: Dr. Hasan H. Karrar (Lahore University of Management Sciences) Date/Time: October 4, 2021, 1:00 pm (HK Time) Language: English Venue: Via Zoom ABSTRACT Located at the crossroads of Central, East, and South Asia, the watershed that divides the […]

Reflecting on Maritime Transportation as the Sinew of Commerce and Conflict

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BRINFAITH RELIGION AND EMPIRE PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES Reflecting on Maritime Transportation as the Sinew of Commerce and Conflict   Speaker: Professor Laleh Khalili  (Queen Mary University of London) Date/Time: November 22, 2021, 6:30 pm (HK Time) Language: English Venue: Via Zoom ABSTRACT In this talk, drawing from her recent book, Sinews of War and Trade, Professor Laleh […]

New Visions for the New Globality: China’s BRI vs. Russia’s Greater Eurasian Space

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BRINFAITH RELIGION AND EMPIRE PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES New Visions for the New Globality: China’s BRI vs. Russia’s Greater Eurasian Space Speaker:Professor Alexey Maslov (Moscow State University)Date/Time:December 15, 2021, 1:00 pm (HK Time)Language: English Venue: Via Zoom Registration Link: https://bit.ly/brinfaithDec15   ABSTRACTThe Belt and Road Initiative has caused a lot of controversy in Russia’s expert discussion. Formally, […]

Hidden Treasures of the Silk Road— An Ontological Shift in Thinking of Things

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BRINFAITH RELIGION AND EMPIRE PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES Hidden Treasures of the Silk Road— An Ontological Shift in Thinking of Things Speaker: Dr. Andrea Jian Chen (lecturer and honorary research associate at the Chinese University of Hong Kong) Date/Time: January 26, 2022, 1:00 - 2:00 pm (HK Time) Language: English Venue: Via Zoom Registration Link: https://bit.ly/brinfaithJan26 ORGANIZER […]

Old Roads, Religious Mobility, and Paradigms of Long-Distance Transmission: Epigraphic and Petroglyphic Complexes in a Transit Zone between Eurasian Frontiers

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BRINFAITH RELIGION AND EMPIRE PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES Old Roads, Religious Mobility, and Paradigms of Long-Distance Transmission: Epigraphic and Petroglyphic Complexes in a Transit Zone between Eurasian Frontiers Speaker: Dr. Jason Neelis (Associate Professor of Religion and Culture at Wilfrid Laurier University) Date/Time: Feburary 25, 2022, 10:00 - 11:00 AM (HK Time) Language: English Venue: Via […]

“Without ritual, there would be no ethnic culture”: Religion and changing Chinese diasporic identity in Vietnam

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BRINFAITH RELIGION AND EMPIRE PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES "Without ritual, there would be no ethnic culture": Religion and changing Chinese diasporic identity in Vietnam Speaker: Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Tho (Associate Professor of University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City) Date/Time: Apr 11, 2022, 1:00 - 2:00 PM (HK time) […]

“The Dharma Assembly”: Exploring a dynamic infrastructure for contemporary Han Chinese participation in Tibetan Buddhist monastic contexts

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BRINFAITH RELIGION AND EMPIRE PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES “The Dharma Assembly”: Exploring a dynamic infrastructure for contemporary Han Chinese participation in Tibetan Buddhist monastic contexts Speaker: Dr. Catherine Hardie (Assistant Professor in the Department of Translation, Interpreting and Intercultural Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University) Date/Time:May 10, 2022, 1:00 - 2:00 PM (HK time)  Language: English […]

Magic Power Reconfigured: Chinese Popular Religion in Cities

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BRINFAITH RELIGION AND EMPIRE PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES Magic Power Reconfigured: Chinese Popular Religion in Cities Speaker:Professor Wei-Ping Lin (National Taiwan University)Date/Time:May 25, 2022, 2:00 - 3:00 PM (HK time)Language: English Venue: Via Zoom Registration Link: https://bit.ly/brinfaithMay25 ABSTRACTThis talk analyzes how divine magic power is reconfigured in the urban setting. The speaker will discuss how a spirit […]

Iran and BRI: A Cultural Perspective of Strategic Cooperation

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BRINFAITH RELIGION AND EMPIRE PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES Iran and BRI: A Cultural Perspective of Strategic Cooperation Speaker:Dr. Alireza Khoshrou (Islamic Cultural and Relation Organization, Iran)Date/Time:September 13, 2022, 1:00 - 2:00 PM (HK time)Language: English Venue: Via Google Meet Registration Link: https://bit.ly/brinfaithSept13   ABSTRACTIran and China’s relationship is following a long tradition of exchanges that can […]