Mohammed Turki Al-Sudairi


      Post-doctoral Fellow, Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences


      Mohammed Turki Al-Sudairi is a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Hong Kong Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong. He is affiliated with the Asian Religious Connections research cluster and involved in the “The Infrastructures of Faith: Religious Mobilities on the Belt and Road” research project.

      Al-Sudairi earned a B.S. in International Politics from the Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, a double master's degree in International Relations and International History, respectively, from Peking University and The London School of Economics, and a Ph.D. in Comparative Politics from the University of Hong Kong. His research largely focuses on Chinese domestic politics, normative transnational links in Sino-Middle Eastern relations, and the Arab left.


      Room 122, May Hall, The University of Hong Kong
      Tel: (852) 3917 8374
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      “Arab encounters with Maoist China: Transnational journeys, diasporic lives and intellectual discourses." Third World Quarterly, (November 2020). 

      “A Near-Normalisation? Sino-Saudi Diplomatic Flirtations between 1955 and 1957." Asian Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, (November 2020). 

      “Marx’s Arabian Apostles: The Rise and Fall of the Saudi Communist Movement.” The Middle East Journal 73, no. 3 (Autumn 2019). 

      “China as the New Religious Frontier for the Da’wah: Analyzing the Emergence of a China-oriented Missionary Impulse in Saudi Arabia.” Journal of Arabian Studies 7, (September 2018). 

      “Adhering to the Ways of Our Western Brothers: Tracing Saudi Influences on the Development of Chinese Salafism.” Sociology of Islam 4, no.1-2 (April 2016).