Lei Wan

Dr. Lei Wan (WAN Lei) joined the KFCRIS as a Senior Research Fellow in January 2017. His areas of expertise are historical and anthropological studies concerning Hui Muslim minority and Islam in China and the historical Sino–Arab relations. He is also currently working on the project of Chinese–English translation of historical Sino–Arab communications. Prior to joining the KFCRIS, he was a Lecturer, Associate Professor, and Professor in higher education institutions in Malaysia, Turkey, and China. He obtained his Ph.D. in History at the University of Malaya and his M.Hsc. at the International Islamic University Malaysia. Recent Works: “The First Chinese Travel Record on the Arab world”, Qira‘at, No. 7, 2017. “The Etymology and Evolution of the Term Huizu: A Discussion on the Formal Title of a Chinese Muslim People”, Qira’at, No. 3, 2016. Major Works: Identity and Struggles: The Hui Minority in Modern China. Istanbul: Fatih University Press, 2012. “Yao Tuo: A First-Generation Malaysian-Chinese Writer”, Malaysian Journal of Chinese Studies, Vol. 1, 2012. “The Chinese Islamic Good-Will Mission to the Middle East during the Anti-Japanese War”, Disiplinlerarası Çalışmalar Dergisi [Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies], Vol. 15, Issue 29, 2010.


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