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Ildiko Beller-Hann

Ildiko Beller-Hann


After studying Turkish, Archaeology, and English at the Lórand Eötvös University in Budapest, I received my Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge (in Turkish Studies) and my habilitation degree  from the Humboldt University, Berlin in Central Asian Studies. My main interests span the histories, societies and cultures of the Turkic speaking world, with special focus on Xinjiang, Central Asia and Turkey. In my work I combine text-based research with empirical methods of data collection. I have conducted extensive fieldwork in NE Turkey, NW China (Xinjiang) and Kazakhstan.

Primære forskningsområder

Societies and cultures  of the Turkic speaking world, historical anthropology, social support, kinship, oral and literate traditions, local history, Uyghurs, Xinjiang, Kazakhstan, Turkey

Regional focus: Xinjiang (NW China), Central Asia, Turkey


Aktuel forskning

Feudalism, Socialism and the Present Mixed Economy in Rural Eastern Xinjiang (joint project with Chris Hann)

Between homogenization and fragmentation: textual practices as strategies of integration and identity maintenance among the Uyghurs of Xinjiang

Supported by the Velux Foundation

Project start: 1st September 2017

Udvalgte publikationer

  1. Udgivet

    Kashgar Revisited: Uyghur Studies in memory of Ambassador Gunnar Jarring

    Beller-Hann, I. (red.), Schlyter, B. (red.) & Sugawara, J. (red.) 2017 1 udg. Leiden: Brill. 338 s. (Inner Asian Library).

    Publikation: Bog/antologi/afhandling/rapportAntologi

  2. Udgivet

    Negotiating Identity: Work, Religion, Gender, and the Mobilization of Tradition among the Uyghur in the 1990s

    Beller-Hann, I. 2016 Berlin: LIT Verlag. 296 s. (Halle Studies in the Anthropology of Eurasia , Bind 31).

    Publikation: Bog/antologi/afhandling/rapportBog

  3. Udgivet

    Oasis history in eastern Xinjiang: a contested field

    Beller-Hann, I. 2016 History Making in Central and Northern Eurasia: Contemporary Actors and Practices. Jacquesson, S. (red.). Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, s. 79-99 21 s. (Iran-Turan).

    Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologi

  4. Udgivet

    The burden of the past: Uyghur peasants remember collectivisation in southern Xinjiang

    Beller-Hann, I. 2016 Inside Xinjiang: Space, Place and Power in China's Muslim far Northwest. Hayes, A. & Clarke, M. (red.). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, s. 15-31 17 s.

    Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologi

  5. Udgivet

    The Bulldozer State: Chinese Socialist Development in Xinjiang

    Beller-Hann, I. jan. 2014 Ethnographies of the State in Central Asia: Performing Politics. Reeves, M., Rasanayagam, J. & Beyer, J. (red.). Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, s. 173-197 25 s.

    Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologi

  6. Udgivet

    On the Fringes of the Harmonious Society: Tibetans and Uyghurs in socialist China

    Brox, T. (red.) & Beller-Hann, I. (red.) 2014 Copenhagen: NIAS Press. 352 s. (NIAS studies in Asian topics, Bind 53).

    Publikation: Bog/antologi/afhandling/rapportAntologi

  7. Udgivet

    Chronicling the Turfan expeditions: the German archaeologist Albert von Le Coq in Xinjiang

    Beller-Hann, I. 26 nov. 2014 I : Studies in Travel Writing. 18, 4, s. 332-344 13 s.

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikel

  8. Udgivet

    Strategies of Social Support and Community Cohesion in Rural Xinjiang

    Beller-Hann, I. dec. 2013 I : Asien. 129, s. 7-21 15 s.

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikel

  9. Udgivet

    Local History as an Identity Discipline: Special Issue of Central Asian Survey

    Jacquesson, S. (red.) & Beller-Hann, I. (red.) 2012 Taylor & Francis. 139 s. (Central Asian Survey; Nr. 3, Bind 31).

    Publikation: Bog/antologi/afhandling/rapportAntologi

  10. Udgivet

    Frontiers and Bounderies: Encounters on China's Margins

    Rajkai , Z. (red.) & Beller-Hann, I. (red.) okt. 2012 Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag. 253 s. (Asiatische Forschungen, Bind 156).

    Publikation: Bog/antologi/afhandling/rapportAntologi

  11. Community Matters in Xinjiang 1880-1949: Towards a historical anthropology of the Uyghur

    Beller-Hann, I. 2008 Leiden: Brill. 476 s. (China Studies, Bind 17).

    Publikation: Bog/antologi/afhandling/rapportBog

Udvalgte aktiviteter

  1. Research Associate (Ekstern organisation)

    Beller-Hann, I. (Medlem)
    1999 → …

    Aktivitet: MedlemsskabMedlemskab af forskningsnetværk

  2. Kashgar Revisited

    Beller-Hann, I. (Arrangør)
    10 maj 201212 maj 2012

    Aktivitet: Deltagelse i eller arrangering af en begivenhedOrganisation af og deltagelse i konference

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