Islam remains the oldest religion foreign to China. China is in fact the only land where Islam is as old as in its place of birth, the Arab Peninsula. This book will look at this history from the early days Muslims arrived in China till today in 2019.
The work is divided in three volumes, though. This first volume focuses entirely on the central issue of historical narrative of the subject, which this author considers not just entirely distorted but also the biggest pile of nonsense or idiocies, not use other words which should apply, ever made into scholarly stuff. It is, of course, impossible to deal with the distortions, and whatever we should call by other words, of all Chinese-Islamic history in good detail. Hence, focus is on a particular period: the Yuan/Mongol episode in China, and also the Ilkhan-Mongol episode in the Muslim world. The Yuan-Ilkhan dynasties, which collaborated in their rule over this vast territory, had a considerable negative impact on both lands. This goes against the claims by today’s scholars who overwhelmingly assert the opposite: that Mongol rule was a blessing for both lands. This is no sole issue of contention. This whole volume is, in fact, a battle field against today’s scholarship of the subject, for this author considers that unless you clear the mess of today’s scholarship, first, you will make no sense whatsoever of the history of Islam in China.
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This is volume 2 of Islam in China. It focuses on the period elapsing between the 7th century, which marked the arrival of Islam in China, and the end of the Mongol Presence in the country, in 1368.
After expanding on the early Islamic experience during the T’ang (7th-9th centuries), it looks at the prosperous period for both China and Muslims during the Song/Sung Dynasty (10th-13th centuries), before dealing with the disastrous Mongol period.
This work contradicts fundamentally today’s scholarship which attributes to the Mongols all the great, including Islamic expansion. It shows, instead, that both Mongol rule and its scholarship are equally corrupt.
This work relies on Chinese, Muslim, and Western sources.
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This third volume of Islam in China looks at the period elapsing from 1368 till our present day (2019).
It first looks at the Golden Age of Islam and Muslims under the Ming (1368-1644). It focuses most particularly on the diverse economic, scientific and artistic accomplishments of the period.
Then it studies the disastrous Qing period (1644-1911) lending particular attention to the Muslim rebellions which threatened the extinction of Muslims in China.
The final chapter chronicles events from the Boxer Revolution (1900), which saw a distinct Muslim participation, through to the rise of communism, and the fate of Islam and Muslims under Communist rule.
This work, whenever possible, relies on primary sources and avoids using recent material, especially works published after 2000. This author will explain why.