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China and India in Central AsiaUyghur Islam: Caught between Foreign Influences and Domestic Constraints

China and India in Central Asia: Uyghur Islam: Caught between Foreign Influences and Domestic... [Trade along the Silk Road and ethnocultural continuities2 between both sides of the Tianshan Range have favored constant intellectual exchanges between western and eastern Turkestan.3 Thus, during the last millennium, Sufi leaders and preachers originating from Central Asia played an active role in Islamizing the Turkic populations of present-day Xinjiang. As a result, Uyghur traditional Islam resonates with interpretations of the Koran that have emerged in the religious continuum Xinjiang was forming at that time with western Turkestan, northern India, or, even further, Iran.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

China and India in Central AsiaUyghur Islam: Caught between Foreign Influences and Domestic Constraints

Editors: Laruelle, Marlène; Huchet, Jean-François; Peyrouse, Sébastien; Balci, Bayram

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Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright
© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2010
ISBN
978-1-349-28791-8
Pages
215 –233
DOI
10.1057/9780230114357_14
Publisher site
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Abstract

[Trade along the Silk Road and ethnocultural continuities2 between both sides of the Tianshan Range have favored constant intellectual exchanges between western and eastern Turkestan.3 Thus, during the last millennium, Sufi leaders and preachers originating from Central Asia played an active role in Islamizing the Turkic populations of present-day Xinjiang. As a result, Uyghur traditional Islam resonates with interpretations of the Koran that have emerged in the religious continuum Xinjiang was forming at that time with western Turkestan, northern India, or, even further, Iran.]

Published: Oct 9, 2015

Keywords: Religious Practice; Religious Activity; Chinese Communist Party; Cultural Revolution; Chinese State

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