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China, Islam in, contemporary period
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The status of Islam in China reflects a political landscape that underwent significant changes in the last years of the twentieth century. In the 1980s, as a follow-up to Deng Xiaoping’s second revolution, China’s phenomenal programme of economic development was launched, and at the same time, the People’s Republic also exerted considerable effort to improve its links with the outside world, as a prerequisite to intensifying and diversifying its int…

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Israeli, Raphael, “China, Islam in, contemporary period”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 15 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_23878>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: 9789004225442, 2012, 2012-2

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