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The Chinese-speaking Muslims have for centuries been an inseperable 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 conceptiosn of Self and Other and denied the totally transforming power of Chinese civilization by tenaciously maintaining connectios 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.

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  1. Other Works in the Series, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication, Quotations
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Introduction: Purposes and Form of a Muslim History in China
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  1. 1. The Frontier Ground and Peoples of Northwest China
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  1. 2. Acculturation and Accommodation: China's Muslims to the Seventeenth Century
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  1. Illustrations
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  1. 3. Connections: Muslims in the Early Qing, 1644-1781
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. 4. Strategies of Resistance: Integration by Violence
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  1. 5. Strategies of Integration: Muslims in New China
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  1. Introduction
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  1. 6. Conclusion: Familiar Strangers
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  1. Chinese Character Glossary
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  1. Bibliography
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  1. Chapter 6
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  1. Glossary
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  1. Bibliography
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780295800554
Related ISBN(s)
9780295976440
MARC Record
OCLC
741751269
Pages
318
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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