Familiar Strangers: A History of Muslims in Northwest China

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University of Washington Press, 1997 - History - 266 pages
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While narrating a history of the Muslims of northwest China, this book examines the nature of ethnicity and periphery, the role of religion and ethnicity in personal and collective decisions in violent times, and the complexity of belonging to two cultures at once.

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Excellent introduction to the study of the Hui. Interesting chapter on the role of the Naqshbandiyya. Read full review

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Russ Christensen has spent over four years with the Pa-O in the Mae Hong Son area of northern Thailand. Sann Kyaw, and ethnic Pa-O, completed two years at the University of Mandalay before the universities were closed in 1988.

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