The Resource China's early mosques, Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt

China's early mosques, Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt

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China's early mosques
Title
China's early mosques
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book explains how the worship requirements of the mosque and the Chinese architectural system converged. What happens when a monotheistic, aniconic, foreign religion needs a space in which to worship in China, a civilisation with a building tradition that has been largely unchanged for several millennia? The story of this extraordinary convergence begins in the 7th century and continues under the Chinese rule of Song and Ming, and the non Chinese rule of the Mongols and Manchus, each with a different political and religious agenda. This book explains that mosques, and ultimately Islam, have survived in China because the Chinese architectural system, though unchanging, is adaptable: it can accommodate the religious requirements of Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism and Islam. It includes case studies of China's most important surviving mosques (including 30 premodern mosques, the tourist mosques in Xi'an and Beijing, and the Uygur mosques in Kashgar). It aims to build an understanding of the mosque at the most fundamental level, asking what is really necessary for Muslim worship space. It presents Chinese architecture as uniquely uniform in appearance and uniquely adaptable to something as foreign as Islam
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ERASA
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Steinhardt, Nancy Shatzman
Dewey number
726/.20951
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
NA 4670 .S74 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Edinburgh Studies in Islamic Art
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mosques
  • Architecture, Chinese
Label
China's early mosques, Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 331 pages
Isbn
9780748670413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)917363149
  • (OCoLC)ocn917363149
Label
China's early mosques, Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 331 pages
Isbn
9780748670413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)917363149
  • (OCoLC)ocn917363149

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