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Zvi Ben-Dor Benite: China, Europe, and Their Islamic Worlds in the 16th Cen...

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SFU Harbour Centre Campus Vancouver

515 West Hastings Street

Room 1420

Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

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This talk presents and discusses a passage in one of Matteo Ricci's earliest reports on China in which he describes the Muslims of the city of Canton. I will analyze the passage against the broader context of the Portuguese and Ming China in the late 16th century explaining how Ricci addresses keys issues such the "problem" of Islam and Muslims in the Indian Ocean and their presence in China on the one hand, and plan to attack China on the other.

Dr. Zvi Ben-Dor Benite is Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University. His research centers on the interaction between religions in world history and cultural exchanges across vast space and deep time. He is the author of The Dao of Muhammad: A Cultural History of Muslims in Late Imperial China (Harvard, 2005) and The Ten Lost Tribes: A World History (Oxford, 2009). He is currently working on a number of projects related to Jews, Jesuits, Chinese, and Muslims.

We would like to respectfully acknowledge that the land this event takes place on is the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) nations.

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