Islam in China (2 Vols) (Key Papers #3) (Hardcover)

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Islam in China (2 Vols) (Key Papers #3) (Hardcover)

By Michael Dillon (Editor)


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This is book number 3 in the Key Papers series.

The focus here is on the Chinese speaking Muslims known as the Hui or Huihui, their religion and communities being found mainly in northwest and southeast China. The contents include papers on the conflict between Muslim groups, and between Muslims and the Chinese state in imperial times, culminating in the communal violence and rebellion of the 1860s. Other subjects include the contact between Christian missionaries and Muslims, Japan's policies towards the Hui Muslims during the Second World War, and the Chinese Communist Party's policy on national minorities as it affects Muslims. Islam has had a presence in China since the earliest years of the religion, initially with the itinerant populations of traders and diplomats from the heartland of the Islamic world on the periphery of China. Subsequently, migration and intermarriage created settled communities.
Michael Dillon has a BA in Chinese Studies and a PhD in Chinese history from Leeds University. He formerly taught Chinese and Chinese history at the University of Durham. His books include China: A Historical and Cultural Dictionary, China's Muslim Hui Community: Migration, Settlement and Sects and Xinjiang: China's Muslim Far Northwest. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Royal Asiatic Society.
Product Details ISBN: 9781905246533
ISBN-10: 1905246536
Publisher: Global Oriental
Publication Date: August 1st, 2009
Pages: 676
Language: English
Series: Key Papers