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In imperial and in republican China there was already a form of Islam whose language was Chinese except for the Quran readings which necessarily took place in Arabic. It still exists in post-Maoist China. It is firmly anchored in China's social, political, and intellectual life even though it has always b…

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Aubin, Françoise, “Islam”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 05 December 2022 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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