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Author Lipman, Jonathan Neaman.

Title Familiar strangers : a history of Muslims in Northwest China / Jonathan N. Lipman.

Imprint Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©1997.


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Description 1 online resource (xxxvi, 266 pages) : illustrations, maps.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Studies on ethnic groups in China
Studies on ethnic groups in China.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-253) and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents List of Maps ; List of Illustrations ; Preface ; Introduction: Purposes and Form of a Muslim History in China ; 1. The Frontier Ground and Peoples of Northwest China ; 2. Acculturation and Accomodation: China's Muslims to the Seventeenth Century ; 3. Connections: Muslims in the Early Qing, 1644-1781 ; 4. Strategies of Resistance: Integration by Violence ; 5. Strategies of Integration: Muslims in New China ; 6. Conclusion: Familiar Strangers ; Chinese Character Glossary ; Bibliography ; Index.
Summary The Chinese-speaking Muslims have for centuries been an inseparable but anomalous part of Chinese society - Sinophone yet incomprehensible, local yet outsiders, normal but different. Long regarded by the Chinese government as prone to violence, they have challenged fundamental Chinese conceptions of Self and Other and denied the totally transforming power of Chinese civilization by tenaciously maintaining connections with Central and West Asia as well as some cultural differences from their non-Muslim neighbors.
Familiar Strangers narrates a history of the Muslims of northwest China, at the intersection of the frontiers of the Mongolian-Manchu, Tibetan, Turkic, and Chinese cultural regions. Based on primary and secondary sources in a variety of languages, Familiar Strangers examines the nature of ethnicity and periphery, the role of religion and ethnicity in personal and collective decisions in violent times, and the complexity of belonging to two cultures at once. Concerning itself with a frontier very distant from the core areas of Chinese culture and very strange to most Chinese, it explores the influence of language, religion, and place on Sino-Muslim identity.
Subject MUSLIM
China Zusammenstellung
Muslims -- China.
Islam -- China -- History.
Islam. (OCoLC)fst00979776
Muslims. (OCoLC)fst01031029
China. (OCoLC)fst01206073
China -- Nordwest
Musulmans -- Chine.
Islam -- Chine -- Histoire.
Hui (peuple de Chine)
Musulmans -- Intégration -- Chine.
HISTORY / Asia / China
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Lipman, Jonathan Neaman. Familiar strangers. Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©1997 0295976446 (DLC) 97010814 (OCoLC)36485989
ISBN 9780295800554 (electronic bk.)
0295800550 (electronic bk.)

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