Nazrul

Education

  1. PhD, Sociology, The University of Hong Kong (2008)
  2. MSc, Community Health and Health Management, Heidelberg University (2003)
  3. Graduate Certificates, Human Rights, The United Nations University, Tokyo (2001)
  4. BSS (First Class Honors), Anthropology, Jahangirnagar University (1998)

Academic Title
Associate Professor, Research Fellow

Academic Employment and Fellowship

Dr. Nazrul Islam worked as a Visiting Associate Professor (2015–2016) in the School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia. He was a JIRS Fellow (2011–2016), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Fellow (2002–2003), The United Nations University (Tokyo) Fellow (2001), a Visiting Research Associate at the Ateneo de Manila University (2003), attached to University of Calcutta (2004–2005), and a Visiting Scholar at the Center of Asian Studies (2008), University of Hong Kong.

Area of Expertise
Medical Sociology/Anthropology, Public Health, Gender and Sexuality, Environmental
health, Health tourism, Ayurveda, Chinese Herbal medicine, Cultural impact of
China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

Foundation Courses

GDHC 1133 Indian Civilization and Society

Interdisciplinary Courses
PH 1003 Environment, Food and Psychological Health: An Asian Perspective

Free Elective Courses 

  • SOC 1240 Asian Medicine and Globalization
  • SOC 1330 Asian Health and Wellness
  • SOC 1190 Introduction to Public Health
  • SOC 1060 Gender and Sexuality
  • SOC 1180 Globalization and Society

 FUNDED  RESEARCH  AND  CONFERENCE  PROJECTS  AS  PRINCIPAL INVESTOGATOR/ORGANIZER (2010-DATE)

Research Grant

  1. Silk Road Heritages in South and Southeast Asia (2017-19), College Research Grant (CRG), United International College. Awarded amount: RMB 40,000.
  2. Canada-India maternal and infant health initiative, SPPH, University of British Columbia (Project member)
  3. 1st Interdisciplinary Forum on “Public Health Challenges in Contemporary China” (Convener). Convene Academic Conference Grant, United International College (2014). Awarded amount RMB 29,000. (Completed)
  4. The business of Chinese Medicine today: Commodification and paradigm (2011-14), College Research Grant (CRG), United International College. Awarded amount: RMB 38,000. (Completed)
  5. Globalization and wellness health tourism in China: Paradigm, prospects and challenges (2010- 12), College Research Grant (CRG), United International College. Awarded amount: RMB 18,850. (Completed)

Forum/Workshop as Organizer

1.   Interdisciplinary Workshop on Chinese Medicine along the Silk Road: Transition and New Discovery (Organizer), General Education Office, United International College.

2.   2nd Interdisciplinary Forum on Belt-Road Connectivity and Eurasian Integration: Meeting the Culture (Chairperson for the Forum Organizing Committee), General Education Office, United International College (2018).

3.   Historic preview to cultural impact-An interdisciplinary search of Belt-Road initiative (2017-18), General Education Office Lecture Series, United International College.

Selected Publications

Books

2019

Islam, Md. Nazrul (eds.), Silk Road to Belt Road: Reinventing the Past and Shaping the Future. Singapore: Springer Nature 

DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-2998-2

Silk road to belt road book

2017

Islam, Md. Nazrul, Chinese and Indian medicine today-Branding Asia. Singapore: Springer Nature.

DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-3962-1

Chinese and Indian medicine today Branding Asia

2016

Islam, Md. Nazrul (eds.), Public health challenges in contemporary China: An interdisciplinary perspective. Heidelberg: Springer

DOI 10.1007/978-3-662-47753-3

 Public health challenges in contemporary China An interdisciplinary perspective

Selected Journal articles (2010-Date)

2015

1.“Massage (àn mó) and related services as popular culture: New consumption and fluid sex hierarchy in contemporary China”, International Journal of China Studies, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp.85-100. Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya.(SCOPUS)

2.“Chinese Medicine as a product filling the wellness health tourism niche in China: Prospect and challenges”, International Journal of Tourism Sciences, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp.51-69. The Tourism Sciences Society of Korea and Taylor and Francis Online.

DOI:10.1080/15980634.2014.11434684

2014

3.“Medical secularism vs. religious secularism: new era of ayurveda in India”, Indian Journal of Social Work, Volume 75, Issue 2, pp.575-616. Mumbai: Tata Institute of Social Sciences.(SSCI)

 

2013

4.“The promotion of masculinity and femininity through ayurveda in modern India”, Indian Journal of Gender Studies, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp.415-434. New Delhi: Sage Publication. (SSCI) (Co-author Kuah-Pearce, K E)

DOI:10.1177/0971521513495291

 

2012

5.New Age Orientalism: Ayurvedic ‘wellness and spa’ culture”, Health Sociology Review, Volume 21, Issue 2, pp.220-231. Oxfordshire: Routledge Journal, Taylor and Francis. (SSCI)

DOI:10.5172/hesr.2012.21.2.220

6.Repackaging ayurveda in post-colonial India: Revival or dilution?” South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, Volume 35, Issue 3, pp. 503-519. Oxfordshire: Routledge Journal, Taylor and Francis. (SCOPUS)

DOI:10.1080/00856401.2012.682967

 

2010

7.Indigenous medicine as commodity: Local reach of ayurveda in modern India”. Current Sociology, Volume 58, Issue 5, pp. 777-798. London: Sage Publications.(SSCI)

DOI:10.1177/0011392110372739

SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATION

  1. “Chinese Medicine in Malaysia: Transition and Segregation” Presentation at the 114th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA), New York, USA, August 10-13, 2019.
  2. “Chinese Medicine in postcolonial Philippines: Pluralism and multiculturalism”, presentation at the International Conference of Cultural Governance in Asia (ICCGA), City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, May 10-11, 2019.
  3. “Medical Pluralism in Policy and Practice: The Case of Malaysia”, presentation at the Authors’ workshop for the Routledge Hand Book on Religion, Medicine and Health, University of Zurich, Switzerland, February 24-27, 2019.
  4. “Chinese Medicine in Malaysia: Transition and Trend”, presentation at the Interdisciplinary Workshop on Chinese Medicine along the Silk Road: Transition and New Discovery, United International College, China, December 3, 2018.
  5. “Indian Medicine (Ayurveda) in Malaysia: Globalized Commodification after Decolonization”, presentation at the 8th conference of the Asian Society of the History of Medicine, National Library of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia, June 27-30, 2018.
  6. “Chinese Medicine as a Tool of Belt-Road Cultural Connectivity between China and Malaysia”, presentation at the 2nd Interdisciplinary Forum on Belt-Road Connectivity and Eurasian Integration: Meeting the Culture, United International College, China, March 26-27, 2018.
  7. “Chinese and Indian Medicine Today: Branding Asia”, presentation at the 9th International Conference on Social Science and Humanities (ICSSH), Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, December 26-27, 2016.
  8. “An Asian brand but Western products: Chinese and Indian medicine today”, presentation at Ninth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, University of British Columbia, Canada, June 11-13, 2014.
  9. “Massage (ànmó) and related services as popular culture: New consumption and fluid gender stereotype in contemporary China”, presentation at Asia Studies Association of Australia bi-annual Conference, University of Western Sydney, Australia, July 11-13, 2012.
  10. “Health tourism in China: Paradigms, prospects and challenges”, presentation at the 2nd Shanghai International Conference on Social Science, Shanghai, China, August 14-17, 2012.
  11. “Ayurveda and health tourism in India”, presentation at International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS 6), Daejeon, Korea, August 5-9, 2009.
  12. “The business of ayurveda in the global world today: Selling feminism”, presentation at Anthropology of Business Conference, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR. June 12- 13, 2009. (Co-presenter: Kuah-Pearce, K E).
  13. “Medicine and religion: Paradox in ayurveda in modern society”, presentation at International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS 5), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 2-5, 2007.

Contact

Room T2-401-R17
Phone: 86-0756-3620532
Email: nazrul@uic.edu.hk