History of Islam in China: Mid-18th to Early 20th Century: Overview
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For this period the sources that allow us to recreate the history of Muslim China are generally epigraphic (tombstones or steles in mosques) and local monographs written by officials of the empire. Lineage books, in which the history of each clan or lineage is recorded, provide another very interesting source. Travel narratives written by foreigners such as the fourteenth-century Arab voyager Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, missionaries…

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Allès, Elisabeth, “History of Islam in China: Mid-18th to Early 20th Century: Overview”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 25 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0016>
First published online: 2009



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