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Contents Tables, Figures, and Illustrations xi Abbreviations xiii Introduction 1 Chinese Islam and Shifting Paradigms in the Qing Period 5/ Simultaneity and "Diasporicity" in Chinese Muslim Literati Identity 12 1 The Islamic Educational Network 21 The Urban Context of Eastern China 21/ Networks of Learning 24/ Clients and Constituents 29/ Genealogy and Learning 30/ The Nature of the Network 35/ Key Teachers in the Network 38/ Analysis 57/ Who Were the Constituents of the Network? 62 2Self-Perception and Identity Among the Scholarly Constituency 72 The Significance of the Starting Point 74/ The Scholar as a Rescuer/Preserver of Knowledge 82/ The Teacher- Scholar and His Powers of Learning 88/ Geographical Location and the Transmission of Knowledge 97/ The Muslim Scholar as Chinese Literatus 100/ Genealogy and Chinese Muslim Literati Identity 106 3The Han Kitab Authors and the Chinese Islamic School 115 The Rise of the Chinese Islamic School 119/ Providing Access to Foreign Knowledge: Translators and Translations 125/ Original Authors: Wang Daiyu, Ma Zhu, and Liu Zhi 134/ Liu Zhi: The Culmination of Authorship 144/ Bibliography and Textual Consolidation 153 4Muhammad and His Dao: Knowledge and Identity in the Han Kitab 163 Muhammad, the Chinese Sage 171/ Chinese Muslim Scholarship as the Study of Muhammad's Dao 181/ The Dao of Islam and Chinese Muslim Scholarly Identity 194/ Teaching Chinese Muslims About Their Origins 200 Conclusion: Dialogue in Action 214 Appendix Appendix 239 Reference Matter Bibliography 249 Index 271
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Islam -- China -- History.
Muslims -- China -- Intellectual life -- 17th century.
Muslims -- China -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
China -- History -- Ming dynasty, 1368-1644.