China – in every city, live Muslims, religious in an atheist country, with mosques that look like Chinese temples and Han neighbours whose staple food is pork. They are Chinese outside and Muslim inside, citizens of the communist Middle Kingdom and following the Sage of the West, Mohammad.
These travel notes from 2005 to 2012 take the reader on an insider tour of Muslim China, from Shanghai to Gansu and Xinjiang, with a French Muslim woman as guide, explore mosques, unique in their extraordinary fusion of Chinese and Islamic features and shed light on the diversity and long presence of Muslims, giving invaluable clues to understand today’s situation. This book fills a gap between academic histories of Chinese Muslims and travel books on China and gives a unique view point from a Muslim.
Independently published (on Amazon)
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