SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

Head-Wagging and Obscene Music: Conflicts over Sound on the Qing-Muslim Frontiers

Islamic Soundscapes in China
Jonathan Lipman

Date: 9 January 2014Time: 7:00 PM

Finishes: 9 January 2014Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Lecture

Note: Internal event not open to external attendees.


Free and open to the public.

Held in conjunction with the Islamic Soundscapes of China

Sounding Islam in China, An AHRC Research Network

The project promotes collaboration between Western and Chinese researchers through joint field research, and an international conference. It also seeks to disseminate current theoretical approaches to postgraduate students in China through a series of training workshops in the Anthropology of Sound. It aims to reach out to the wider public, especially to Muslim communities in the West, amongst whom there is growing interest in Islam in China, and to preserve an audio-visual record of the diverse religious practices and oral histories of Muslims in China, mediating this material for English-speaking audiences.

Further details

Organiser: SOAS China Institute

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