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Marie-Paule Hille is researcher at the Centre for Modern and Contemporary Chinese Studies (CECMC), School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS), Paris.
Bianca Horlemann is research associate at the Central Asia Seminar of Humboldt University.
Paul K. Nietupski is professor of Asian religions at John Carroll University.
Chapter 1: A Study of Qing Dynasty “Xiejia” Rest Houses in Xunhua Subprefecture, Gansu, Yang Hongwei and Max Oidtmann
Chapter 2: In the Footsteps of Garaman or Han Yinu? Rebellion, Nationality Autonomy, and Popular Memory among the Salar of Xunhua County, Benno R. Weiner
Chapter 3: Self-Identity versus State-Identification of “Tibetan-speaking Muslims” in the Kaligang Area of Qinghai—An Ethnographic Analysis, Chang Chung-Fu
Chapter 4: Linguistic Evidence of Salar-Tibetan Contacts in Amdo, Camille Simon
Chapter 5: Sufi Lineages among the Salar: an Overview, Alexandre Papas and Ma Wei
Chapter 6: Islam and Labrang Monastery: A Muslim Community in a Tibetan Buddhist Estate, Paul Kocot Nietupski
Chapter 7: Victims of Modernization? Struggles between the Goloks and the Muslim Ma Warlords in Qinghai, 1917–1942, Bianca Horlemann
Chapter 8: Rethinking Muslim-Tibetan Trade Relations in Amdo. A Case Study of the Xidaotang Merchants, Marie-Paule Hille
Chapter 9: Economic Restructuring and Labor Market Reforms in Amdo, Qinghai: Insights into Contemporary Tibetan-Muslim Conflict, Andrew M. Fischer
Appendix 1: Conversion Table of Tibetan Place Names
Appendix 2: Conversion Table of Chinese Place Names
Appendix 3: Glossary
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.
— Tibet Foundation Newsletter
This path-breaking volume assembles nine case studies which examine the role of Muslims in Amdo society from the perspective of several academic disciplines. In fact, each contribution reflects the scholars’ personal involvement in the subject through his/her extensive fieldwork. This book is an important addition to the scholarly literature on Tibet and China area studies, especially since the editors have been able to include the most important Muslim groups of Amdo. In sum, the various contributions make an interesting read. I believe that this book will contribute to not only Tibetan Studies but also to the wider fields of Inner Asian Studies. Every chapter is useful and the collection itself a very valuable addition to the literature. This volume is moreover a foundational reading for anyone seeking to understand China’s interethnic and interreligious intersections, especially anyone focusing on Muslims in China.
— ASIEN:The German Journal on Contemporary Asia
Muslims in Amdo Tibetan Society definitely stands as a landmark in research work about Inner Asia. First, because it focuses on the interspace between China and Tibet in Amdo, the most intriguing and obscure zone of the region known today as Gansu–Qinghai. Secondly, in a unique combination of talents and expertise, an international team of nine scholars discloses a wide-ranging scope of nearly untapped archives. Through such precious material—both oral and printed, kept in Chinese, Tibetan, Turkic Salar, Arabic and even Persian—the authors shed a new light on a number of disturbing issues about Tibetan–Muslim relationship in Amdo. They scrutinize, in context, the social, political, religious as well as linguistic practices and interactions between the two communities. In particular, the essential part played by merchants and tax collectors in this borderland setting is thoroughly looked into, from the days of Chinese imperial rule until the recent labour market reform. No doubt, Muslims in Amdo Tibetan Society will soon become a standard reference work amongst scholars.
— Françoise Aubin, Paris-Sorbonne University
Muslims in Amdo Tibetan Society opens a brilliant new chapter on Tibetan history. Shining new light on a neglected region of Tibet, the contributions to this volume demonstrate the diverse ways in which Islam intersects with Tibetan society through trade, culture and religion. Touching on a wide spectrum of topics—including Muslim warlords, Muslim traders at Labrang, and eloquent portrayals of Amdo’s Muslim Tibetan ethnographic landscape—the authors offer persuasive and fresh insights that push beyond simple stereotypes of Islamic–Buddhist religious differences.
— David G. Atwill, Pennsylvania State University
Muslims in Amdo Tibetan Society overall displays the richness of an edited volume. . . The book is, however, to be recommended to anyone interested in Tibetan studies and minority issues in China. It provides a truly interdisciplinary and extremely dense account of intercommunity interactions in the region.
— China Review International