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Author Stewart, Alexander

Title Chinese Muslims and the Global Ummah : Islamic Revival and Ethnic Identity Among the Hui of Qinghai Province
Published London : Taylor and Francis, 2016


Description 1 online resource (233 pages)
Series Routledge Contemporary China Series
Routledge contemporary China series.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 Xining's Islamic landscape; The ethnographic context: seeking universality between Han majority and ethnic minority; A methodology of crossing boundaries; The Hui ethnic category; The Hui within the Chinese state; Religious revival and Hui identity; Subjective transformation and public manifestation of Islamic revival in China; Outline of the book; 2 Old teaching, new teaching: a historical overview of Islam in China; Origins of Chinese Islam; Structure of traditional Chinese Muslim communities
880-01 The role of ahongMin Ahong: the uncrossable borders of traditional Chinese Islam; Jin Biao Ahong: Xining's foremost Yihewani cleric; Ahmed Ahong: from urban strife to village life; Ma Ahong: new shepherd of Xining's Salafiyya; Isa Ahong: from Yihewani to Tabligh Jama'at to undercover Salafiyya; The role of a Salafi lay imam: a consultation on Islamic law; 5 Performing the path of the sahaba: walking with Tabligh Jama'at; Sectarian considerations: what Tabligh Jama'at is not; Conflicting modes of revival: Tabligh Jama'at versus Salafiyya; Methods of jama'at
880-01/$1 A brief history of Sufism in early modern ChinaMuslims in the People's Republic; Selective memory among modern Chinese Muslims: "it is better now"; The development of Yihewani; History of Salafiyya in China; Characteristics of Salafiyya; Dueling scripturalists: conflict between Yihewani and Salafiyya; Tabligh Jama'at: in the footsteps of the sahaba; 3 Huizu (回族) learning to be Muslim (穆斯林): reaffirming and redefining modern Islamic identity; Mr. Ma: an ethnic Muslim; Reaffirmed Muslims; The lonely road to authenticity; 4 Rectification of names: imams, mosques, sects, boundaries
Going out and looking in: lessons from my jama'atTablighi performances; Individual reform; An insider's critique: Ayoob and Tabligh Jama'at; Tabligh Jama'at and Islamic revival in China and beyond; 6 Paths to Islam and Salafiyya: harnessing the transnational to empower the individual; China's new Muslims: individual transformation in pursuit of the universal; Seeking answers and authenticity: converts to Salafiyya; Founding Salafi mosques; Conversion as rational self-discovery; 7 Secular nation/imaginary ummah: Chinese Muslims in the national public sphere and transnational imaginary
Mr. Han: A retired cadre devoted to study of IslamGuo: an up-and-coming Salafi bureaucrat; Guo's Yihewani "hard sect" wife; Muslim revival and the CCP gospel of development; Ilyas: an international businessman in support of democracy and human rights; Xinjiang: Chinese Muslims' internal other; Osama: foreign exchange student and al-Qaeda sympathizer; Islam and the transnational imaginary; 8 An ummah of individuals; In search of authenticity; Religious and secular morality in Chinese society; Islam and the discourse of national development
Notes Identities and communities: ethnic, religious, transnational, and universal
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Subject Hui (Chinese people) -- Religious life -- China -- Qinghai Sheng
Ummah (Islam) -- China -- Qinghai Sheng
Islamic renewal -- China -- Qinghai Sheng -- History -- 21st century
Hui (Chinese people) -- China -- Qinghai Sheng -- Social conditions -- 21st century
Islamic renewal
Social conditions
Ummah (Islam)
Qinghai Sheng (China) -- Social conditions -- 21st century
China -- Qinghai Sheng
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781317238478