By Alexander Stewart
The international unfold of Islamic events and the ascendance of a chinese language country that limits spiritual freedom have aroused anxieties approximately integrating Islam and retaining non secular freedom all over the world. concentrating on violent activities just like the so-called Islamic nation and Uygur separatists in China’s Xinjiang Province threatens to drown out the choices offered by means of apolitical and inwardly targeted manifestations of transnational Islamic revival well known between teams just like the Hui, China’s biggest Muslim minority.
This ebook explores how Muslim revivalists in China’s Qinghai Province hire person company to reconcile transnational notions of non secular orthodoxy with the materialist rationalism of atheist China. in accordance with a yr immersed in a single of China’s so much targeted and conservative city Muslim groups in Xining, the booklet places members’ struggles to navigate theological controversies within the contexts of worldwide Islamic revival and chinese language modernization. through doing so, it unearths how makes an attempt to restore the unique essence of Islam can empower contributors to shape peaceable and efficient articulations with secular societies, and extra indicates technique of combatting radicalization and inspiring interfaith discussion.
As the 1st significant study monograph on Islamic revival in glossy China, this booklet might be of curiosity to scholars and students of Anthropology, Islamic stories, and chinese language reviews.
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Chinese Muslims and the Global Ummah: Islamic Revival and Ethnic Identity Among the Hui of Qinghai Province (Routledge Contemporary China Series) by Alexander Stewart