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

  • "European Medievalism and Fantasy in the Construction of Islam in Japanese Manga," Medievalism in East Asia – I: From Printed Story-Worlds to Digital Role-Playing Games, On Mutual Images 9th International Workshop, University of Salford, Manchester, UK. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 12/03/2021.
    https://mutualimages.org/mutual-images-9th-interna...
  • "Questioning Inquiry: Ghazāli, Science, and the Islamic Tradition," 2nd Early Career Scholars Conference (European Society for the History of Science): Science and Its Enemies: Exploring Conflicts and Alliances in the History of Science, University of Athens, Athens, Greece. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/21/2021.
    https://eshsathens2021.wordpress.com/agenda/
  • "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, Refereed, Presented, 04/28/2021.
    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, Refereed, 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. Conference Paper, Refereed, 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, Refereed, 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.
    Modern Standard, Classical, and basic Egyptian.
  • Chinese, fluent.
    Modern and Literary (Classical).
  • French, functional.
    reading.
  • German, basic.
    reading.
  • Italian, functional.
    reading.
  • Japanese, fluent.
    Modern, pre-modern (Classical), and cursive writing.
  • Korean, basic.
    Modern under study.
  • Persian, basic.
    Modern under study.
  • Spanish, fluent.
    reading.
  • Turkish, basic.
    Modern and Ottoman under study.
  • Urdu, fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Asia
  • Eastern Asia
  • Western Asia
  • Japan
  • China
  • Egypt
  • Northern Africa
  • Northern America
  • Western Europe
  • Iraq
  • Republic of Korea
  • Spain
  • Western Africa

Publications

  • M. A. Mujeeb Khan (2021). “Poetry and the Popularization of Philosophical Knowledge” in, ed. Lukas Muehlethaler, Steven Harvey, and Marieke Abram, "The Popularization of Philosophy in Medieval Islam, Judaism, and Christianity". (pp. 337-349). Brepols Publishers. Accepted, 12/2021.
    http://www.brepols.net/Pages/ShowProduct.aspx?prod...
  • M. A. Mujeeb Khan (2021). “Knowing and Transposing: Text, Medicine, and Learning in the Medieval Non-West” in, ed. Delia Gavrus and Susan Lamb, "Transforming Medical Education: Historical Case Studies of Teaching, Learning, and Belonging in Medicine". (pp. 31-53). McGill-Queen's University Press. Accepted, 11/2021.
    https://www.mqup.ca/transforming-medical-education...
  • Joseph Alter & Judith Farquhar, M.A. Mujeeb Khan, William A. McGrath, Volker Scheid, Nathan Sivin, Faizah Zakaria, and Kenneth Zysk (2021). Why Study Asian Medicine?. Asian Medicine. Vol. 15, 301–314. Published, 02/2021.
    https://doi.org/10.1163/15734218-12341474
  • 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.
    https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-oxford...
  • 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.
    https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-oxford...
  • 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.
    https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-oxford...
  • 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). “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...
  • 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...