By Alexander Stewart
The worldwide unfold of Islamic routine and the ascendance of a chinese language kingdom that limits non secular freedom have aroused anxieties approximately integrating Islam and conserving non secular freedom around the globe. concentrating on violent pursuits just like the so-called Islamic nation and Uygur separatists in China’s Xinjiang Province threatens to drown out the choices provided by means of apolitical and inwardly concentrated manifestations of transnational Islamic revival well known between teams just like the Hui, China’s biggest Muslim minority.
This booklet explores how Muslim revivalists in China’s Qinghai Province hire person company to reconcile transnational notions of spiritual orthodoxy with the materialist rationalism of atheist China. according to a yr immersed in a single of China’s such a lot targeted and conservative city Muslim groups in Xining, the publication places members’ struggles to navigate theological controversies within the contexts of worldwide Islamic revival and chinese language modernization. through doing so, it finds how makes an attempt to restore the unique essence of Islam can empower contributors to shape peaceable and effective articulations with secular societies, and extra indicates technique of combatting radicalization and inspiring interfaith discussion.
As the 1st significant learn monograph on Islamic revival in smooth China, this e-book might be of curiosity to scholars and students of Anthropology, Islamic reports, and chinese language reports.
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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