Tag Archive for ‘Uyghur’

Ethnographies of Islam in China – An International Conference

Date: 27 March 2017 Time: 12:00 PM Finishes: 29 March 2017 Time: 6:30 PM Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Djam Lecture Theatre /Senate House Lecture Theatre   Type of Event: Conference Recent decades have seen increasing global connectedness and… Read More ›

Music of the Ordam Shrine Festival

Music of the Ordam Shrine Festival Professor Rahile Dawut  (Xinjiang University) Aynur Kadir  (Simon Fraser University, Canada) Rahile Dawut has been conducting ethnographic fieldwork around the Xinjiang for over 20 years, and is the world’s leading expert on Uyghur shrine… Read More ›

A Young Imam Starts the Late Afternoon Prayers at Urumchi Aq Mesjit

A Young Imam Starts the Late Afternoon Prayers at Urumchi Aq Mesjit (White Mosque) The ‘White’ Mosque is well attended for the late afternoon service during the month of Ramadan, by a mostly Uyghur population. A young imam calls attendees… Read More ›

Islamic Soundscapes of Khotan

Mu Qian (Research Student, Department of Music, SOAS, University of London) Khotan is situated on the southern edge of the Taklamakan Desert. It is an area still dominated by Uyghurs. According to the national census in 2010, Uyghurs account for… Read More ›

Islam by Smartphone: the changing sounds of Uyghur religiosity

Rachel Harris (SOAS, University of London) Aziz Isa (Independent scholar) Over the past few years, localised violent incidents have become commonplace right across Xinjiang. State media blames the ongoing violence on the spread of Islamic jihadi ideals via the Internet… Read More ›

Imams dancing to “Little Apple” in Uch Turpan, Xinjiang

Imams in Uch Turpan dancing to the internet hit ‘Little Apple’ (Spring 2015) Song and dance has long been harnessed in the service of China’s state policy, but this latest campaign in Xinjiang seems set to make music and dance… Read More ›

‘The Oil is Sizzling in the Pot’: Sound and Emotion in Uyghur Qur’anic Recitation

Rachel Harris Ethnomusicology Forum. DOI: 10.1080/17411912.2014.956774. Published online: 22 Oct 2014 Abstract How do Muslims in different parts of the world recite and how do they hear the sound of the Qur’an? What are the purposes of their recitation, and what… Read More ›

Mazar festivals of the Uyghurs: Music, Islam and the Chinese State

Mazar festivals of the Uyghurs: Music, Islam and the Chinese State. British Journal of Ethnomusicology. Volume 11, Issue 1, 2002 Rachel Harris & Rahilä Dawut   Abstract:  Mazar in Central Asia are the tombs of Islamic saints, mythical or real, whose protection the Uyghurs (Turkic Muslims of China’s northwestern Xinjiang… Read More ›