Dr. Janice Hyeju Jeong

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Dr. Janice Hyeju Jeong

Janice Hyeju Jeong joined the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Göttingen in 2021 with broad research interests in formations of Islamic networks between China and the Arabian Peninsula, inter-Asian connections, and history and anthropology. She pursued her doctorate degree in History at Duke University, where she completed a thesis entitled „Between Shanghai and Mecca: Diaspora and Diplomacy of Chinese Muslims in the Twentieth Century.“ The thesis utilized Mecca as a locational anchor and an analytical framework to trace the metamorphoses of religious and migratory networks of Chinese Muslims across mainland China, Taiwan, and Saudi Arabia in the course of the twentieth century, and showed mobilizations of such networks as channels of informal diplomacy at moments of international war. To collect textual and ethnographic data, Jeong conducted multi-regional fieldwork in places including Jeddah, Riyadh, Linxia, Shanghai, and Taipei with the support of several grant agencies. She has had affiliations with the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, Peking University, and New York University Shanghai.

At the University of Göttingen, Jeong will work as part of a research team exploring the history of conceptions of world order, which is funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Jeong has native fluency in Korean and English, and advanced proficiency in Arabic and Chinese.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 2012-2019: Ph.D. in History, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
  • 2015: M.A. in History, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
  • 2007-2012: B.A. in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and History, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, Magna Cum Laude

Visiting Positions

  • Spring 2017: Visiting Scholar, King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (non-stipendiary)
  • Spring 2016: Doctoral Fellow, Center for Global Asia, New York University Shanghai Campus (non-stipendiary)

Teaching Experience

  • 2013, 2014: Teaching Assistant, Department of History, Duke University

Grants and Fellowships

  • 2018-2019: Global Religion Research Initiative, University of Notre Dame, Dissertation Write-up grant
  • 2018: Asian and Pacific Studies Institute Summer Research Grant, Duke University, Summer Research Grant for Chiangmai, Thailand
  • 2017: Research Fellowship, Center for Chinese Studies, National Central Library (Taipei), Dissertation Research, Republic of China, August-December 2017
  • 2017: Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad, U.S. Department of Education, Dissertation Research, Saudi Arabia, January-July 2017
  • 2016: The Indian Ocean and Eurasian Connections Summer School, Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
  • 2015-2016: Foreign Language and Area Studies Program (FLAS), U.S. Department of Education, Dissertation Research, People’s Republic of China
  • 2015-2016: GSAS E. Bayard Halsted Scholarship, Duke University, Dissertation Research, Saudi Arabia
  • 2014-2015: Center for European Studies Research Fellowship, Duke University
  • 2014: GSAS Summer Research Grant, Duke University.Preliminary Dissertation Research, Saudi Arabia and the Republic of China
  • 2014: Asian and Pacific Studies Institute Summer Research Grant, Duke University, Preliminary Dissertation Research, People’s Republic of China
  • 2013: Summer Research Grant, History Department, Duke University, Preliminary Dissertation Research, People’s Republic of China
  • 2011: Dean’s Summer Research Award, Duke University, Senior thesis research, People’s Republic of China
  • 2011: Critical Language Scholarship Program (Arabic), U.S. Department of State, Intensive study of advanced Arabic in Sidi Bou Said, Tunis
  • 2009-2010: Qatar University Arabic for non-Native Speakers Program, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar. Beginner and intermediate levels of intensive Arabic language training

Languages

  • Korean: Native
  • English: Fluent
  • Modern Standard Arabic: Advanced
  • Mandarin Chinese: Advanced

Liste der Publikationen

Ph.D. Thesis

  • 2019: “Between Shanghai and Mecca: Diaspora and Diplomacy of Chinese Muslims in the Twentieth Century.” Duke University.

Book Chapters

  • 2020: “Mecca between China and India: Wartime Chinese Islamic Diplomatic Missions across the Indian Ocean” ed. Tansen Sen and Brian Tsui, Beyond Pan-Asianism: Connecting China and India, 1840s-1960s. Oxford University Press.

Public Articles

  • 2018: “Hyundai, Made in Jubail: Cold Wars, Business Networks and States behind Saudi Mega-City” Middle East Institute Insights, National University of Singapore (October issue)
  • 2016: „A Song of the Red Sea: Community and Networks of Chinese Muslims in the Hijaz“ Dirasat, King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies
  • 2016: „Shadian’s Muslim Communities and Trans-Local Connectivities: Observations from the Field“ IIAS Newsletter, no. 75 (Autumn issue)

Invited Talks

  • October 2018: “Routes and Re-Routes: Making of New Homes in the Hejaz.” Paper pre-circulated and workshopped at “Across the Indian Ocean: Trans-Regional Studies and the Un/Making of Boundaries.” Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies, Simon Fraser University.
  • December 2016: “Islamic Diplomacy and Unexpected Diasporic Encounters: Chinese Islamic Missions to the Near East during World War II.” Paper pre-circulated and workshopped at “Living Contact: Modern Ties between China and India.” Hong Kong Polytechnic University, for an edited volume on China-India connections, 1911-1949.
  • November 2016: “Chinese Islamic Goodwill Missions during World War II.” (Korean) Paper presented at “Rethinking Asian Borders: Imagining, Practicing and Aestheticizing the Borders.” Center for Global Studies Institute, Sogang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
  • August 2016: “Between Shanghai and Singapore: Chinese Islamic Missions to the South Seas and the Indian Ocean during World War II.” Paper presented at “Asia and Inter-Asian Connections” Conference, Center for Global Asia, New York University Shanghai Campus.
  • July 2015: “Between Shanghai and Mecca: Re-Makings of Space and Community by Chinese-Muslim (Hui) Sojourners in the Twentieth Century.” Paper pre-circulated and presented at the second Asia-Arabia Conference, “The Islam Question in China’s Expansion,” National University of Singapore.
  • June 2014: “Chinese Muslims in Contact Zones.” Research Paper presented at the inaugural Asia-Arabia conference “Asia-Arabia Relations: Now and Then,” National University of Singapore.

Other Presentations and Workshops

  • January 2018: “Jihad between Taipei and Mecca: A Liberating Force for Racialized ‘Ethnic Minority.’” Paper presented at the American Historical Association Annual Conference, as a Group Panel “Order Beyond Borders.” Washington D.C., USA.
  • December 2017: “A Sketch of Turkestani Community in Haramayn, 1945-1975: A Social and Economic Perspective.” Paper presented jointly with Huda ‘Abdul Ghaffour Amin at KFCRIS Annual Islamic Political Thought Conference: “Makkah and Hejaz in Emerging Pan-Islamic Thought: Imperial Era South-South Networks, Migrations, and Evolving Scholarly Demographics, 1800-2000).” King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • April 2016: “Home Away from Home: Community and Networks of Chinese-Muslim Exiles at Mecca (Hejaz) during the Cold War.” Paper pre-circulated and workshopped at SSRC Inter-Asian Connections V, Workshop on “Mecca Inter-Asia.”
  • December 2015: “Southeast Asia through the Eyes of Muslims from China during World War II.” Paper presented as a Group Panel, “The Contested Histories of Mobility and Connections in Southeast Asia” at the inaugural conference of Consortium for Southeast Asian Studies in Asia, Kyoto.
  • March 2015: “Between China and the Islamic World: Mobile Diasporic Intermediaries in the Twentieth Century.” Paper presented as a Group Panel “The Role of Past and Present Networks among Chinese Muslim (Hui) Diaspora Communities” at the Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Chicago
  • February 2014: “From Shanghai to Mecca: Hajj as a Space of Encounters and Contestations.” Research paper presented at Harvard University East Asia Studies Graduate Conference.
  • January 2014: “From Shanghai to Mecca: Hajj as a Space of Encounters and Contestations.” Research paper presented at Southeastern Conference for the Association of Asian Studies.