The History of Women's Mosques in Chinese Islam
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History of Women's Mosques in Chinese Islam by Maria Jaschok
Book DescriptionThis is a study of Chinese Hui Muslim women's historic and unrelenting spiritual, educational, political and gendered drive for an institutional presence in Islamic worship and leadership: 'a mosque of one's own' as a unique feature of Chinese Muslim culture. The authors place the historical origin of women's segregated religious institutions in the Chinese Islamic diaspora's fight for survival, and in their crucial contribution to the cause of ethnic/religious minority identity and solidarity. Against the presentation of complex historical developments of women's own site of worship and learning, the authors open out to contemporary problems of sexual politics within the wider society of socialist China and beyond to the history of Islam in all its cultural diversity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780700713028
(234mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Maria Jaschok
Women, Religion, and Space in China, Paperback (August 2013)» View all books by Maria Jaschok
Through the use of archival and ethnographic sources and of rich life testimonies, this book provides a rare glimpse into how women came to find solace and happiness in the flourishing, female-dominated traditions of local Islamic women's mosques, Daoist nunneries and Catholic convents in China.
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