M. A. MUJEEB KHAN portrait
  • Assistant Professor, World Languages and Cultures

Research Keywords

  • Comparative Intellectual History
  • Comparative Literature
  • Medical History and Culture
  • Sinitic Culture and East Asia
  • Japanese Writing Culture
  • Arabic and the Islamicate World
  • History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
  • Japanese Studies
  • Islamic Studies
  • East Asian Transcultural History
  • Islamic History
  • Japanese Language or Literature
  • Religion, Science, and Law
  • Modern Japanese Law
  • Law and Society
  • Cross-cultural Representation

Presentations

  • "Change through Text: The Legacy of Islamicate Medicine in the Structuring of Knowledge," The 4th International Conference on Arabs’ and Muslims’ History of Sciences (ICHS21) - Scientific Legacy and its Contemporary Impacts, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE. Conference Paper, Accepted, 04/2021.
    https://www.sharjah.ac.ae/en/Media/Conferences/ICH...
  • "The Comprehensive and the Essential: Complete Medicine in Medieval Islamicate and Japanese Encyclopedism,"The Total Library: Aspirations for Complete Knowledge in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Barnard College, New York City, NY. Conference Paper, Presented, 12/05/2020.
    https://medren.barnard.edu/2020-total-library
  • "Law and Modernity in Non-European Contexts: Contemporary Sensibilities in Japanese and Islamic Law," Words Laying Down the Law: Translating Arabic Legal Discourse, Aga Khan University, London, England. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2019.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN4QDPoOz1U
  • "Fukuzawa Yukichi and Modern Science: Exploring Liberalism in Meiji Japan," European Association for Japanese Studies Conference, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/2019.
  • "The East and Islam: The Ethical and the Ethnic [in View of Chinese and Japanese Islam]," Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Muslim Ethics, Louisville, KY. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/2019.
  • "Knowledge and Fact: Artificial Intelligence and Human Cognition in the Islamic Tradition," Templeton Science and Religion Conference: Consciousness and Artificial Intelligence, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge and Cambridge Muslim College, Cambridge, England. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/2018.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TFO90KtMJg
  • "Invention as the Afterlife of Scholasticism: Inadvertent Innovation in Early Japan and Asian Medicine," New York Conference on Asian Studies, Rochester, NY. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/2018.
  • "Translation and the Medicine of Neighbors in Medieval China and Japan: The Transposition and Transference of Foreign Knowledge from the Islamic World and China," European Society for the History of Science Bi-annual Conference, London, England. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/2018.
  • "The Gendered and Engendered Medicine of Early Japan: Situating the Female in Early Japan," Bodies in Motion Cultural Studies Conference, Ghent, Belgium. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2017.
  • "Indian Medicine as Extra in the Medieval Medical Traditions of Japan and the Islamic World," International Medieval Congress, Leeds, England. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/2017.
  • "Historicizing Medieval Medical Writing: Japan and the Islamic World," British Society for the History of Science Annual Conference, York, England. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/2017.
  • "Critique in Early Japan – 'Ishinpō' as a Case Study of Intellectual Change," British Association for Japanese Studies – Japan Branch, Chiba, Japan. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/2017.
  • "Normal, Asia, and the Past: Presentism and the Writing of Medical History," Are Differences Ineffable!? Diversity, Hybridity and Current Issues in History Writing, Beijing, China. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2016.
  • "Medicine across the Sea: Japan and the Sino-Korean Continent," Joint East Asian Studies Conference, London, England. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/2016.
  • "The Medieval Transition: Medicine in Motion," Three Societies Meeting (BSHS, CSHPS, HSS), Edmonton, Canada *BSHS - British Society for the History of Science; CSHPS - Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science; HSS - History of Science Society. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2016.
  • "Japanese Medicine? Chinese Medicine in Context," Material Culture, Bodily Practice and Medical Textuality: Current Issues in Chinese Medical History, Cambridge, England. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2016.
  • "'Ishinpō’s Modern Reception,' Medicine in Modern Japan Workshop, Cambridge, England *Presenter at and convener (organizer) of the workshop. Other, Presented, 04/2016.
  • "'Ishinpō' and East Asia: Medicine as Transnational and Transcultural," Association of Asian Studies Annual Conference. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2016.
  • "Transposing Knowledge: Beyond Translation in Medieval Islamic and Sino-Japanese Medicine," Found in Translation: A Conference on the World History of Science, ca. 1200-1600 CE, Pittsburgh, PA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2015.
  • "Constructing Japanese Science: 'Ishinpō' and the History of Sino-Japanese Medicine," British Society for the History of Science Annual Conference, Swansea, Wales. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/2015.
  • "'Ishinpō' and Life Cultivation in Ancient Japan," International Conference on the History of East Asian Science, Paris, France. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/2015.
  • "'Ishinpō': Tanba no Yasuyori’s Conceptualization of Sino-Japanese Medicine in Heian Japan," 11th European Association for Japanese Studies Workshop for Doctoral Students, Edinburgh, Scotland. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2015.
  • "Buddhist Medicine in Ancient Japan: 'Ishinpō' and Its Sources," Buddhism and Wellbeing Conference, Vancouver, Canada. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/2015.
  • "Negotiating Medicine: 'Ishinpō' and Locality," British Society for the History of Science Postgraduate Conference, London, England. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/2015.
  • "Ancient Traditions in Foreign Medieval Cultures: Early Formulators Negotiating Medicine," British Society for the History of Science Annual Conference, St. Andrews, Scotland. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/2014.
  • "Secrets of the 'Ishinpō': Reading between the Lines," Advanced Postgraduate Workshop in Japanese Studies, London England. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2014.
  • "Hui hui yao fang (Hui [Islamic] Formularies): Past, Present, and Future," Multiplying Horizons Workshop, Cambridge, England. Conference Paper, Presented, 02/2014.
  • "Chinese Sphygmology in Arabic Medicine: A Critical Study of an Oft-Debated Issue," World History Association Annual Conference, Beijing, China. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/2011.

Languages

  • Arabic, fluent.
  • Chinese, fluent.
  • French, functional.
    reading.
  • German, basic.
    reading.
  • Italian, functional.
    reading.
  • Japanese, fluent.
  • Korean, basic.
  • Persian, basic.
  • Spanish, fluent.
    reading.
  • Turkish, basic.
  • Urdu, fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Asia
  • Eastern Asia
  • Western Asia
  • Japan
  • China
  • Egypt
  • Northern Africa
  • Northern America
  • Western Europe

Publications

  • M. A. Mujeeb Khan (2018). “Transposing Knowledge: Beyond Translation in the Medieval Islamic and Japanese Medical Literary Traditions” in "Knowledge in Translation: Global Patterns of Scientific Exchange, 1000-1800 CE," ed. Patrick Manning and Abigail Owen. (pp. 191-205). University of Pittsburgh Press. Published, 10/2018.
    https://upittpress.org/books/9780822945376/
  • M. A. Mujeeb Khan (2018). “The Two Ibn Sīnās: Negotiating Traditions”. Journal for the Intellectual History of the Islamicate World. Vol. 6, 1-26. Published, 02/2018.
    https://doi.org/10.1163/2212943X-00601005
  • M. A. Mujeeb Khan (2017). “Critique in Early Japan: Ishinpō as a Case Study of How to Read a Text”. New Ideas in East Asian Studies. Vol. 2017, 56-61. Published, 12/2017.
    http://www.eastasianstudiesedinburgh.org/s/NIEAS_S...
  • M. A. Mujeeb Khan (2017). “Islam and Medicine” in "Essential Readings in Medicine and Religion," ed. Gary Ferngren and Ekaterina Lomperis. (pp. 162-187). Johns Hopkins University Press. Published, 09/2017.
    https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/title/essential-re...
  • M. A. Mujeeb Khan (2016). Japanese Popular Culture. (pp. 875-879). Wiley Blackwell. Published, 01/2016.
    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/978111...
  • M. A. Mujeeb Khan (2014). “Classification of Sciences” in "The Oxford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Science and Technology in Islam," ed. Ibrahim Kalin. (pp. 140-144). Vol. 1. Oxford University Press. Published, 05/2014.
    https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-oxford...
  • M. A. Mujeeb Khan (2014). “Ḥunayn bin Isḥāq al-ʿIbādī” in "The Oxford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Science and Technology in Islam," ed. Ibrahim Kalin. (pp. 299-301). Vol. 1. Oxford University Press. Published, 05/2014.
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  • M. A. Mujeeb Khan (2014). “Jābir ibn Ḥayyān” in "The Oxford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Science and Technology in Islam," ed. Ibrahim Kalin. (pp. 422-426). Vol. 1. Oxford University Press. Published, 05/2014.
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  • M. A. Mujeeb Khan (2014). “Abū Bakr al-Rāzī” in "The Oxford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Science and Technology in Islam," ed. Ibrahim Kalin. (pp. 180-182). Vol. 2. Oxford University Press. Published, 05/2014.
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  • M. A. Mujeeb Khan (2014). “Chemistry and Alchemy” in "The Oxford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Science and Technology in Islam," ed. Ibrahim Kalin. (pp. 133-140). Vol. 1. Oxford University Press. Published, 05/2014.
    https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-oxford...
  • M. A. Mujeeb Khan (2012). “Science” in “Pre-history to 1250; Middle East” in "Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa: An Encyclopedia," ed. Andrea Stanton. (pp. 99-101). Vol. 1. Sage Publications. Published, 06/2012.
    http://sk.sagepub.com/reference/culturalsociologye...
  • M. A. Mujeeb Khan (2012). “Medicine” in “Pre-history to 1250; Middle East” in "Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa: An Encyclopedia," ed. Andrea Stanton. (pp. 78-81). Vol. 1. Sage Publications. Published, 06/2012.
    http://sk.sagepub.com/reference/culturalsociologye...