Chinese Ways of Being Muslim: Negotiating Ethnicity and Religiosity in Indonesia

Chinese Ways of Being Muslim: Negotiating Ethnicity and Religiosity in Indonesia

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Author: Hew Wai Weng

Many recent works on Muslim societies have pointed to the development of "de-culturalization" and "purification" of Islamic practices. Instead, by exploring architectural designs, preaching activities, cultural celebrations, social participations and everyday practices, this book describes and analyses the formation and contestation of Chinese Muslim cultural identities in today's Indonesia. Chinese Muslim leaders strategically promote their unique identities by rearticulating their histories and cultivating ties with Muslims in China. Yet, their intentional mixing of Chineseness and Islam does not reflect all aspects of the multilayered and multifaceted identities of ordinary Chinese Muslims. There is not a single "Chinese way of being Muslim" in Indonesia. Moreover, the assertion of Chinese identity and Islamic religiosity does not necessarily imply racial segregation and religious exclusion, but can act against them.

Format: Medium PB
Year published: 2018
Pages: 288
Sub-genre: culture
Imprint: NIAS
Product weight: 495g

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