Wilson Center Projects
In China’s Shadow: The Ascendancy of High Asia, 1900-1965
A historian of 19th and 20th China, Tibet and Islam in Asia, Dr. Atwill’s work examines the complex intersection of ethnicity, religion and politics. He has carried out oral and archival research across three continents in five languages, and has received fellowships from Fulbright, Mellon and the NEH. He was a fellow in the National Committee of US-China Relations’ Public Intellectual Program. His most recent monograph is Islamic Shangri-la: Inter-Asian Relations and Lhasa's Muslim Communities, 1600-1960 (2018).
Islamic Shangri-la: Inter-Asian Relations and Lhasa's Muslim Communities, 1600-1960 (University of California Press, 2018).
“Boundaries of Belonging: Sino-Indian Relations and the 1960 Tibetan Muslim Incident,” Journal of Asian Studies 75(3) August 2016: 595-620.
“A Tibetan By Any Other Name: The Case of Muslim Tibetans and Ambiguous Ethno-religious Identities” Cahiers d’Extrême Asie 23: 31-61.