Ethnographies of Islam in China / edited by Rachel Harris, Guangtian Ha, and Maria Jaschok
- Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, 
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (vi, 320 pages) : illustrations
- Additional Creators:
- Harris, Rachel (Rachel A.), Ha, Guangtian, and Jaschok, Maria
- Introduction : The Uses of Ethnography / Rachel Harris, Guangtian Ha, and Maria Jaschok -- Part I : Fault Lines in China's Islamic Revival -- Imagining Transnational Communities : Conflicting Islamic Revival Movements in the People's Republic of China / Alex Stewart -- The Ban on Alcohol : Islamic Ethics, Secular Laws, and the Limits of Ethnoreligious Belonging in China / Ruslan Yusupov -- Religion, Nationality, and "Camel Culture" among the Muslim Mongol Pastoralists of Inner Mongolia / Thomas White -- Part II : Representation, Consumption, and Projects of Self-Fashioning -- Displaying Piety : Wedding Photography and Foreign Ceremonial Dresses in the Hui Community in Xi'an, China / Yang Yang -- Listening In on Uyghur Wedding Videos : Piety, Tradition, and Self-Fashioning / Rachel Harris and Rahile Dawut -- Marketing as Pedagogy : Halal E-commerce in Yunnan / Michael C. Brose and Su Min -- Part III : Gender and Faith -- Women's Qur'anic Schools in China's Little Mecca / Francesca Rosati -- Equality, Voice, and a Chinese Hui Muslim Women's Songbook : Collaborative Ethnography and Hui Muslim Women's Expressive History of Faith / Maria Jaschok and Shui Jingjun, with Ge Caixia -- The Gender of Sound : Media and Voice in Jahriyya Sufism / Guangtian Ha -- Part IV : Muslim Mobilities and Immobilities -- Translocal Encounters : Hui Mobility, Place-Making, and Religious Practices in Malaysia and Indonesia Today / Hew Wai Weng 11. Diasporic Lives of Uyghur Mollas / Elke Spiessens -- "Force Majeure" : An Ethnography of the Canceled Tours of Uyghur Sufi Musicians / Mu Qian, with Rachel Harris -- "Travelers" in the City : Precariousness and the Urban Religious Economy of Uyghur Reformist Islam / Darren Byler.
- "In the late 1970s Islam regained its force by generating novel forms of piety and forging new paths in politics throughout the world, including China. The Islamic revival in China, which came to fruition in the 2000s and the 2010s, prompted increases in government suppression but also intriguing resonances with the broader Muslim world-from influential theoretical and political contestations over Muslim women's status, the popularization of mass media and the appearance of new patterns of consumption, to increases in transnational Muslim migration. Although China does not belong to the "Islamic world" as it is conventionally understood, China's Muslims have strengthened and expanded their global connections and impact. Such significant shifts in Chinese Muslim life have received scant scholarly attention until now. With contributions from a wide variety of scholars-all sharing a commitment to the value of the ethnographic approach-this volume provides the first comprehensive account of China's Islamic revival since the 1980s as the country struggled to recover from the wreckage of the Cultural Revolution. The authors show the multifarious nature of China's Islam revival, which defies any reductive portrayal that paints it as a unified development motivated by a common ideology, and demonstrate how it was embedded in China's broader economic transition. Most importantly, they trace the historical genealogies and sociopolitical conditions that undergird the crackdown on Muslim life across China, confronting head-on the difficulties of working with Muslims-Uyghur Muslims in particular-at a time of intense religious oppression, intellectual censorship, and intrusive surveillance technology. With chapters on both Hui and Uyghur Muslims, this book also traverses boundaries that often separate studies of these two groups, and illustrates with great clarity the value of disciplinary and methodological border-crossing. As such Ethnographies of Islam in China will be essential reading for those interested in Islam's complexity in contemporary China and its broader relevance to the Muslim world and the changing nature of Chinese society seen through the prism of religion"--
- 9780824886431 electronic book and 0824886437 electronic book
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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