Fellowship Received: 2011
Current Affiliation: Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
I have studied jurisprudence, legal theory, and political science before I was admitted to a double-PhD programme with the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) and the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. My PhD dissertation deals with the relations between Islamic law and Chinese state law in imperial and modern China, and examines how the interactions of the two normative traditions have contributed to the dual identity of the Chinese Hui Muslims, especially in the fields of hajj, education, and marriage. After I finished my PhD, I have worked as research assistant at the Erlanger Zentrum für Islam und Recht in Europa, and research fellow at the research institute of IKGF-Erlangen.