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ILCAA Joint Research Project

Transformation of Religion as Reflected in Javanese Texts (2): Rethinking the Process of Islamization

Transformation of Religion as Reflected in Javanese Texts (2): Rethinking the Process of Islamization

Keywords

  • Religion
  • Islam
  • Manuscript
  • Java
  • Sufism

Areas

  • Java
  • Indonesia
  • South Asia

Website

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About the Project

Project term: April, 2016–March, 2019

In 2013, a three-year project was started, entitled “Transformation of Religion as Reflected in Javanese Texts.” Several activities have been undertaken since then. One of the first activities was to produce a list of published Javanese texts and documents never fully used for historical research. A next step, still underway, is to make a Javanese concordance on the basis of these texts that will be made accessible on the website. In February 2015, an international symposium was held in Tokyo on the subject of the project, covering the religious transformation or transformations that occurred in Java in the ninth to nineteenth centuries.
We have now entered the second term of the project. In this term, we will focus on the process of Islamization in Java. Java has been gradually Islamized since the 14th century. It is assumed that the process was made easy by the spread of Sufism, but adequate discussion on this topic is lacking because of the limited availability of historical sources. The purpose of the present project is to discuss how Islamization occurred after Java went through a long history of Buddhist and Hindu kingdoms, by analyzing Javanese documents written during the 16th to 19th centuries and by making comparisons with Islamization in South Asia.

Yumi SUGAHARA, Project Coordinator
(Associate Professor, Osaka University)

Members

Coordinator

  • Yumi SUGAHARA (Osaka University)

ILCAA Staff

  • Asako SHIOHARA
  • Hideo SAWADA

Joint Researchers

  • Koji MIYAZAKI
  • Miho YAMASAKI
  • Oman FATHURAHMAN
  • So YAMANE
  • Sumio FUKAMI
  • Toru AOYAMA
  • Willem van der MOLEN
  • Yasushi TONAGA

Outputs

Meetings

The 4th meeting

  • Date/Time: 15 February 2017 (Wed.) 10:00–16:15 (open), 16:30–18:00 (closed)
  • Venue: Room 304, ILCAA
  • Language: Japanese, English
  • Jointly sponsored by ILCAA Joint Research Project “Transformation of Religion as Reflected in Javanese Texts (2): Rethinking the Process of Islamization” and JSPS Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Principle Investigator: Yumi SUGAHARA (Osaka University) #16H05662)
  • 10:00–16:15 (open)
  • 10:00-12:00 All members
    Reading Babad Tanah Jawi (balai pustaka version)
    13:00-14:30 Oman FATHURAHMAN (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Osaka University)
    “Female Indonesian Sufis: with Special Reference to Java in the 18th and 19th Centuries”
    14:45-16:15 Miho YAMASAKI (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
    “Islam during the Mataram period”
  • 16:30–18:00 (closed)
  • 16:30-18:00 All members
    Meeting (Closed meeting)

The 3rd meeting

  • Date/Time: 10 December 2016 (Sat) 10:00–17:15 (open), 17:30–18:00 (closed)
  • Venue: Room 607 and 302, Nakanoshima Center, Osaka Univeristy (4-3-53 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka City)
  • Language: Japanese
  • Jointly sponsored by ILCAA Joint Research Project “Transformation of Religion as Reflected in Javanese Texts (2): Rethinking the Process of Islamization” and JSPS Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Principle Investigator: Yumi SUGAHARA (Osaka University) #16H05662)
  • 10:00-12:00 (Room 607) (open)
  • All members
    Reading Babad Tanah Jawi
  • 13:00–17:15 (Room 302) (open)
  • Yasushi TONAGA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Kyoto University)
    “‘Religious Complex of Sufism, Tariqa and Saint Veneration’ and Islam in Southeast Asia”
    Yumi SUGAHARA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Osaka University)
    “Nine saints in Java”
  • 17:30–18:00 (closed)
  • All members
    Meeting (Closed meeting)

The 2nd meeting

  • Date/Time: 6 November 2016 (Sun) 10:00–16:30 (open), 16:30–18:00 (closed)
  • Venue: 405, ILCAA
  • Language: Japanese
  • 10:00–16:30 (open)
  • All members
    Reading Babad Tanah Jawi
    Yumi SUGAHARA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Osaka University)
    “Studies on Islamization of Java: history and sources” tentative.
    So YAMANE (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Osaka University)
    “Global Networks of South Asian Muslims” tentative.
  • 16:30–18:00 (closed)
  • All members
    Meeting (Closed meeting)

The 1st meeting

  • Date/Time: 18 June 2016 (Sat.) 13:00-17:00
  • Venue: Room 301, ILCAA
  • Yumi SUGAHARA (ILCAA Joint Researcher, Osaka University)
    Outline of this project.
    All members
    Self-introduction and introduction of related literatures.
    All members
    Discussion.

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