Aaron Glasserman


Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China at Princeton University


Aaron Glasserman is a postdoctoral research associate at the Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China at Princeton University. He was previously a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, where he will return for the 2023-24 academic year. He received a PhD in history from Columbia University in 2021 and a BA in Near Eastern Studies (with certificates in Chinese and Arabic) from Princeton University in 2013. His research interests include ethnic politics and the history of Muslims in China, nationalism, law and legal history, comparative religion-state relations, and modern Islamic religious and political movements.

Publications Related to the RedGold Programme:

‘Hui Corporate Strategies and Islamic Cultural Capital in Qing Guangzhou’, The Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 66/1-2 (2023), 1-42

‘On the Huihui Question: Islam and Ideology in Twentieth-Century China’, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East 41/3 (2021), 362-9

‘The Frustrating Authority of Mr. Wells: Islam and the Politics of Orientalism in Republican China’, in Susannah Heschel & Umar Ryad, eds., The Muslim Reception of European Orientalism: Reversing the Gaze, New York: Routledge, 2019: 129-46

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