My dissertation research focuses on the relationship between Islam and Marxism in Indonesia from 1915 - 1965. I study conciliatory discourses in which Islam and various strands of Marxism were theorized as compatible, or articulated within an the framework of anti-colonial resistance or anti-Imperial solidarity. I am also interested in the ways in which women contributed to these conciliatory discourses, as well as how ordinary people mediated the new experiences and ideas brought by Marxism through their existing worldviews - worldviews which were often heavily influenced by Islam.
- Lin Hongxuan. "Sickle as Crescent: Islam and Communism in the Netherlands East Indies, 1915-1927." Studia Islamika 25(2): 309-350. Download PDF (1.16 MB)
- Lin, Hongxuan and Bayona, Jorge. "The Uses and Abuses of Singaporean History." New Mandala, August 17, 2018.
- “La historia falsa en tiempos de la post-verdad: el caso de Singapur” Asia/AméricaLatina 4.1 (2018). Universidad de Buenos Aires. Download PDF (141.44 KB)
- Lin Hongxuan, "English as an Islamic Cosmopolitan Vernacular: English-language Sufi Devotional Literature in Singapore," Southeast Asian Studies 6(3): 447-484. Download PDF (2.64 MB)
- Lin Hongxuan, "Refutación de un popular ‘artículo’ sobre la historia de Singapur," trans. Jorge Bayona, Bitácora del Tornaviaje, March 28 2016.
- Lin Hongxuan. "Ummah Yet Proletariat: Islam and Marxism in the Netherlands East Indies and Indonesia, 1915 - 1965." PhD diss., University of Washington, ongoing.