Wai-yip Ho


François Chevalier

Education University of Hong Kong

Imagination of Chinese Muslim on Al-Andalus

Wai-yip Ho is the Correspondent Fellow of Nantes Institutes for Advanced Study; Honorary Research Fellow at the Institute of Arab & Islamic Studies, University of Exeter. He is Foundation Member, China Advisory Team, Christian-Muslim Relations; A Bibliographical History 1500-1900 (Brill) and the author of Islam and China’s Hong Kong: Ethnic Identity, Muslim Networks and the new Silk Road (Routledge: London, 2015, paperback). He was the Marie Curie Fellow of the European Union at Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS); Visiting Fellow at Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies, University of Heidelberg; Sir Edward Youde Fellow; Visiting Scholar at Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies at Oxford and Visiting Research Fellow in Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) at Berlin, etc. His research interests include Islamic Studies, China’s Christian-Muslim relations, New Media and China’s Islam, Gulf-China relations and contemporary Muslim youths in Chinese context. 

Projet de recherche

During the Ming and Qing Dynasties of Imperial China, Muslim Chinese scholars translated and transmitted Islamic thought from Persian-Arabian texts to Chinese readership through the intellectual framework and vocabularies of Confucian Chinese tradition. This intellectual thought in Islamic literature was called Han Kitab (Sino-Islamic texts) and those thinkers are known as Confucian Muslims (Hurui). Through this new perspective of Islamic-Confucianism, I propose to carry out a pioneering research project to investigate how leading Confucian Muslims (Hurui) responded, interpreted, and criticized Christian doctrines in the writings of Han Kitab. By selectively translating and analysing Sino-Islamic texts in dialogue with Christianity, this research project attempts to retrieve Muslim Chinese scholars’ responses towards Christian missionaries and the Christian doctrines. Through translating and analysing Han-Kitab, this research project aims at reconstructing the formative encounters and characteristics of Confucian Muslim-Christian relations in the context of Sino-Islamic intellectual tradition.

Sélection de publications

Ho, W-Y. 2021. “Reporting Religions with Chinese Characteristics: Sinicizing Religious Faith, Securitizing News Media” in Kerstin Radde-Antweiler and Xenia Zeiler (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Journalism,. London: Routledge, pp. 311-322.

Ho, W-Y. 2017. “From Neglected Problem to Flourishing Field: Recent Developments of Research on Muslims and Islam in China”, in André Laliberté and Stefania Travagnin (eds.), Concepts and Methods For the Study of Chinese Religions I: State of the Field and Disciplinary Approaches, Berlin: De Gruyte, pp. 93-114.

Ho, W-Y. 2015. “On M. Broomhall’s Pioneer Study of Islam in Modern China” in Chang-kuan Lin (ed.), Localizing of Islam in China, Hong Kong: The Research Institute of the Humanities, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, pp. 171-179.

Ho, W-Y. 2010. “Samuel Zwemer in China: Explorations of China’s Early Christian-Muslim Encounters in the Modern Period”, in Lau Yee-cheung and Eppie Y. Wong (eds.), A Cordial Divergence: Christianity-Islam Dialogue in China and Its Development, Hong Kong: Alliance Bible Seminary, pp 87-102. 



29/05/2018 - 38min 19s - Anglais