CIRAS ユーラシア・セミナーのご案内(1月29日)

CIRAS ユーラシア・セミナーのご案内


CIRAS Eurasian Seminar

Speaker: Azim MALIKOV (Institute of History, Academy of Sciences, Uzbekistan / SRC, Hokkaido Univ.)

Titile: “Holy Groups” in Central Asia: Translocal Links and Identity Variations

Date and Time: Jan. 29 (Mon.) 10:30-12:00
Venue: Room 213, 2nd floor, Inamori Foundation Memorial Building, Kyoto University)
Language: English

Abstract: The Kazakhs, Tajiks, Turkmens and Uzbeks in Central Asia share some distinct “holy groups” including the Khoja, Sayyids, and Ishon, some lineages of which occur in two or more of these people.
The data presented in this paper was collected during multiple short-term field-research trips between 2010 and 2015, mainly to Tashkent city in Uzbekistan, as well as to the Turkistan region of Kazakhstan. I trace the flow of ideas and imagined translocal links between “holy groups” among thеse localities. I investigate differences in practical meaning and the uses of Khoja, Sayyid, and other identities in above mentioned communities.

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