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Chinese Islamic Communities  

Dru C. Gladney

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
There are almost twenty million Muslims in China, constituting a diverse community that is both multi-ethnic and, within Islam, multi-religious. There are ten official Muslim nationalities ... More

Christian Communities in China  

Richard Madsen

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
Christianity in China is a relatively new import from the West. During the seventeenth century, European missionary orders, especially the Jesuits and Dominicans, entered China and began ... More

Popular Religion in Mainland China  

Christian Jochim

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
In China, much of religious activity has been practiced outside the institutional forms of Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Taoism, and other major religions. This activity has been ... More

Traditional Chinese Religious Society  

Vivian-Lee Nyitray

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
Traditional Chinese religious society is not limited to the geographical boundaries of China and Taiwan or to the billion and a quarter people who live in those areas. For centuries, ... More

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