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The Hui Islam and Hui Islamic Philosophy

The Hui Islam and Hui Islamic Philosophy
19 Russell Street, Room 246
Time: Apr 27th, 2:00 pm End: Apr 27th, 4:00 pm
Interest Categories: South Asian, Religion, Study of (FAS), Philosophy (UTM), Philosophy (FAS), Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (FAS), Information, Faculty of, East Asian Studies (FAS), Anthropology (UTM), Anthropology (FAS), 2000-, 1950-2000, 1900-1950, 1800-1900, 1500-1800, 1200-1500
Lecture by Zhenyu Sun, Professor of Anthropology, Ningxia University, China

The Department of Anthropology is pleased to present the Anthropology Colloquium Series:

Dr. Zhenyu Sun, Professor of Anthropology, Ningxia University

The Hui Islam and the Hui Islamic Philosophy

Abstract:  The Hui is one of ten Muslim ethnic minorities in China, with a population of more than ten million.  This lecture will tell how Islam came to China together with the Hui people and transformed from "Foreigners' Islam" to "Chinese Islam" (Hui Islam) by using the evidence of folk legends and holy tomes in China.  This lecture will also tell of the Hui Islamic philosophy (the Hui Confucianism), which is the synthesis of Islamic and Confucian philosophies, a new philosophy created by the Hui Muslims in history and quite original.

Dr. Zhenyu Sun is currently a Visiting Professor in the Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto.  He has been an Anthropology Professor at China's Ningzia University for over 10 years, where he is founder and Director of the Institute of Ethnology.  His research focuses on the Hui  People of China, Islam in China, and the Hui Traditional Islamic Philosophy.  He is also interested in theories of ethnicity in China and Anthropology education and its similarities and differences between China and Canada.

This event is free and open to the public.  For further information, please contact the Department of Anthropology at (416) 978-4805.

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