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Mackerras, Colin
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David Pong
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2009
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The entry discusses Islam in China. It notes the association between Islam and ethnicity, and summarizes the history of Islam in China. It notes the relationship between Islam and China's foreign relations, especially in very recent times, instancing the situation in Xinjiang, China's most northwestern province-level unit, and how it has reacted to the war against terrorism. Finally, the entry makes an evaluation of Islam in China, both past and present.

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Encyclopedia of Modern China
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2
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Studies of Asian Society
Islamic Studies
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