Matthew S. Erie's China and Islam: The Prophet, the Party, and Law (Cambridge PDF

By Matthew S. Erie

China and Islam examines the intersection of 2 serious problems with the modern international: Islamic revival and an assertive China, wondering the idea that Islamic legislation is incompatible with kingdom legislation. It reveals that either Hui and the Party-State invoke, interpret, and make arguments according to Islamic legislations, a minjian (unofficial) legislations in China, to pursue their respective visions of 'the good'. in response to fieldwork in Linxia, 'China's Little Mecca', this examine follows Hui clerics, younger translators at the 'New Silk Road', girl educators who reform conventional madrasas, and get together cadres as they reconcile Islamic and socialist legislation throughout the daily. the 1st learn of Islamic legislations in China and one of many first ethnographic money owed of legislations in postsocialist China, China and Islam unsettles unidimensional perceptions of extremist Islam and authoritarian China via Hui minjian practices of law.

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