Online Event: "China's Muslims and Japan's Empire: Centering Islam in World War II"
How did World War Two shape the Communist Party of China's current campaign of repression in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region? Please join Freeman Chair in China Studies Jude Blanchette in conversation with Kelly A. Hammond, Assistant Professor of East Asian History at the University of Arkansas, about her forthcoming book, China's Muslims and Japan's Empire: Centering Islam in World War II. Hammond argues that the competition between Chinese Nationalists and the Japanese Empire for the loyalty of Sino-Muslims during WWII was central to the creation of the ethnoreligious identity of Muslims living on the Chinese mainland. Their wartime experience ultimately helped shape the formation of Sino-Muslims’ religious identities within global Islamic networks, as well as their incorporation into the Chinese state, where the conditions of that incorporation remain unstable and contested to this day.
This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.