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Women Reading Awrad in Yunnan

Recorded by Guangtian Ha. Xiaozhai, Ludian County, Yunnan Province. August 2015. Voices of Jahriyya Sufism is strongly gendered. Women are often not allowed to join men in collective recitation. They may participate in the rituals as passive listeners, but their… Read More ›

Project People

  Rachel Harris (Principal Investigator) Reader in the music of China and Central Asia, SOAS, University of London rh@soas.ac.uk Rachel Harris is an ethnomusicologist teaching in the Department of Music at SOAS. Her research focuses on musical and ritual practice… Read More ›

“Sounding Islam in China” project will be presenting at the AAS Annual Conference in Chicago

The “Sounding Islam in China” project will be presenting a dedicated panel at the Association for Asian Scholars (AAS) Annual Conference in Chicago, March 26-29, 2015. Panel abstract There is now little doubt of the rising global connectedness of Muslims… Read More ›

Post announcement

Research Studentship in the Department of Music – Sounding Islam in China: A multi-sited ethnographic study   Deadline: 15 May 2014 SOAS is delighted to offer a three-year full-time research studentship within the Department of Music as part of the… Read More ›

Sounding Islam in China – an AHRC Research Network

Sounding Islam in China An AHRC Research Network, SOAS, University of London Over 20 million Muslims live in China, but there persists a deep-seated view of Muslims in China as marginal to the Islamic world. In recent years, however, the topic… Read More ›