Publication date:

12 November 2015

Length of book:

318 pages


Lexington Books

ISBN-13: 9780739175293

Muslims in Amdo Tibetan Society: Multi-Disciplinary Approaches offers nine case studies from several academic disciplines. The chapters describe the ethnic, cultural, linguistic, and religious diversity within the Muslim communities of Amdo and illustrate complex social interactions with other Amdo communities. While relations between Han Chinese and Tibetans, and between Han Chinese and Muslims in Qinghai and Gansu, have already attracted scholarly attention, this volume has a special focus on Tibetan-Muslim interactions. These are rarely discussed and if so, then mostly in the contexts of trade relations and conflicts. This volume challenges some established stereotypes of Tibetan-Muslim relations and also highlights new facets of cross-cultural contacts and religious and linguistic influences.
Muslims in Amdo Tibetan Society is a richly detailed academic examination into the position of Muslims in Eastern Tibet, examining the historical, economic, political, religious, and linguistics aspects of Tibetan, Muslim, and Chinese interactions in this borderland. Marie-Paule Hille, Bianca Horlemann and Paul K. Nietupski offers a fresh, detailed and insightful perspective into Tibetan-Muslim relations in the region, and highlight new aspects of cross-cultural contacts and religious and linguistic influences.