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In order to promote the discipline in Hong Kong, the Research Institute for the Humanities (RIH) of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) came to an agreement with the Islamic Cultural Association (Hong Kong) on 31 July 2013. With sponsorship provided by the latter under the agreement, RIH launched the ‘Islamic Studies Initiative’ (ISI) on 13 September 2013. On 12 May 2015, ISI was approved by the management of the university to become the Centre for the Study of Islamic Culture (CSIC).

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Fieldwork in Islamic Culture and Religion in Northwest China(2015/2016)

Release time:2015-11-22 11:30:56

The course ‘Fieldwork in Islamic Culture and Religion in Northwest China’ held by the Department of Cultural & Religious Studies (CRS) with assistance by Centre for the Study of Islamic Culture (CSIC) and the Islamic Cultural Association (ICA) in the second semester (2015/2016). This course is divided into two parts: Class meeting for lectures and the filedwork in Turkey. Specialists are invited in class to give talks such as Islamic faith, Muslim cultures, architecture and arts. After the class, students joined the ten-day trip to Northwest China for visiting local religious institutions and historical sites.

Class (11 January- 7 March, 2016)

(Imam Yang, Chairman of ICA, introduced Islamic faith)

(Professor Süleyman Derin,Marmara University, Turkey, introduced Sufism)

(ProfessorTAM Wai Lun and students from CRS visited Jamia Mosque)

Fieldwork in Turkey(12-22 March, 2016)

(Group photo in front of Xi’an airport)

(Visit Chairman Hong in Tongxin, Ningxia)

(Visit Hui People Research Institute, Ningxia University)

(Visit Hui-SalarSocial Assistance Association in Qinghai)

(Lunch near Qinghai Lake)

(Visit Big Qubbah, Linxia, Gansu)

(Visit Chinese-Arabic School in Linxia, Gansu)