Staff – University of Copenhagen

Ildiko Beller-Hann

Ildiko Beller-Hann

Associate Professor




Primary fields of research


Current research

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, China


Supported by the Velux Foundation

Project start: 1st September 2017

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Kashgar Revisited: Uyghur Studies in memory of Ambassador Gunnar Jarring

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

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthology

  2. Published

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

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

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  3. Published

    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. (ed.). Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, p. 79-99 21 p. (Iran-Turan).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

  4. Published

    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. (eds.). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, p. 15-31 17 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

  5. Published

    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. (eds.). Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, p. 173-197 25 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

  6. Published

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

    Brox, T. (ed.) & Beller-Hann, I. (ed.) 2014 Copenhagen: NIAS Press. 352 p. (NIAS studies in Asian topics, Vol. 53).

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthology

  7. Published

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

    Beller-Hann, I. 26 Nov 2014 In : Studies in Travel Writing. 18, 4, p. 332-344 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  8. Published

    Strategies of Social Support and Community Cohesion in Rural Xinjiang

    Beller-Hann, I. Dec 2013 In : Asien. 129, p. 7-21 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  9. Published

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

    Jacquesson, S. (ed.) & Beller-Hann, I. (ed.) 2012 Taylor & Francis. 139 p. (Central Asian Survey; No. 3, Vol. 31).

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthology

  10. Published

    Frontiers and Bounderies: Encounters on China's Margins

    Rajkai , Z. (ed.) & Beller-Hann, I. (ed.) Oct 2012 Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag. 253 p. (Asiatische Forschungen, Vol. 156).

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthology

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

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

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

Selected activities

  1. Research Associate (External organisation)

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

    Activity: MembershipMembership in research network

  2. Kashgar Revisited

    Beller-Hann, I. (Organizer)
    10 May 201212 May 2012

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation of and participation in conference

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