Xijuan Zhou

Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Education

  • Ph.D. 1994, Columbia University (Inner Asian culture and history)
  • M. A. 1991, Columbia University (Inner Asian culture and history)
  • B.A. 1982, Shandong University (British and American Literature)

Honors, Awards, Fellowships and Grantes

  • Fulbright-Hays Group Projects, 2001
  • Hewlett Grant, 2006, 2009, 2010
  • Center for Asian Studies Research Grant 2008, 2009, 2013
  • ASIANetwork-Freeman Faculty-student Research Fellowship, 2010

Experience

  • 2003 - Present: Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Willamette University
  • 1997- 2003: Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Willamette University
  • 1995 -1996: Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Merrimack College
  • 1983-1984: Assistant Researcher, Institute of Inner Asian Studies, Academy of social science in Xinjiang,

Selected Publications

  • “Transition and Transformation: Rituals and Healing in Mazar Worship in Xinjiang”, in Mazar: Studies on Islamic Sacred Sited in Central Eurasia, ed. By Sugawara Jun and Rahile Dawut, 2016
  • “Manichaean Monasteries under the Khocho Uyghurs”, in International Journal of Central Asian Studies, Vol. 8-1, 2003
  • “On Translation and Transmission of Islamic Concept into Chinese”, in Edebiyât (No. 2, 2003)
  • “The Transformations of Manichaeism under the Khocho Uyghurs”, in Journal of Central Asian Studies, Vol. V, No. 2, 2001
  • "Inner Asian Studies in America," in Perspectives in History: Essays on Contemporary Western Historiography, Beijing: Ren min chu ban she, 1990.
  • "Migration of Turkic Tribes from the Eighth Century to the Twelfth Century," in Xinjiang Social Science, 1985.
  • Hudud al-Alam, co-author of translation and annotation with Wang Zhilai, The Academy of Social Science in Xinjiang Press, 1984

Work in Progress

  • Shamanic beliefs and practice among Uighurs

Membership

  • Asianetwork
  • AAR