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China's Early Mosques (Hardcover) (Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt)

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What happens when a monotheistic, foreign religion needs a space in which to worship in China, a civilisation with a building tradition that has been largely unchanged for several millennia? The story of this extraordinary convergence begins in the 7th century and continues under the Chinese rule of Song and Ming, and the non-Chinese rule of the Mongols and Manchus, each with a different political and religious agenda. The author shows that mosques, and ultimately Islam, have survived in China because the Chinese architectural system, though often unchanging, is adaptable: it can accommodate the religious requirements of Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, and Islam.About the series: Edited by Robert Hillenbrand,books in the Edinburgh Studies in Islamic Artseries offer readers easy access to the most up-to-date research across the whole range of Islamic art, representing various parts of the Islamic world, media and approaches. Books in the series are beautifully illustrated academic monographs of intellectual distinction that mark a significant advance in the field.
What happens when a monotheistic, foreign religion needs a space in which to worship in China, a civilisation with a building tradition that has been largely unchanged for several millennia? The story of this extraordinary convergence begins in the 7th century and continues under the Chinese rule of Song and Ming, and the non-Chinese rule of the Mongols and Manchus, each with a different political and religious agenda. The author shows that mosques, and ultimately Islam, have survived in China because the Chinese architectural system, though often unchanging, is adaptable: it can accommodate the religious requirements of Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, and Islam.

About the series: Edited by Robert Hillenbrand,books in the Edinburgh Studies in Islamic Artseries offer readers easy access to the most up-to-date research across the whole range of Islamic art, representing various parts of the Islamic world, media and approaches. Books in the series are beautifully illustrated academic monographs of intellectual distinction that mark a significant advance in the field.
Number of Pages: 331
Genre: Architecture, Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Islam / History, History / General
Series Title: Edinburgh Studies in Islamic Art
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr
Author: Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt
Language: English
Street Date: January 1, 2016
TCIN: 17371818
UPC: 9780748670413
Item Number (DPCI): 247-46-1337
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