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ERIC Number: ED460060
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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Education of Chinese Muslims: Changes in the 20th Century.
Chiang, Linda H.
The word Islam means submission, as in "submission to the will of God." Islam in China has been propagated over the past 1,300 years primarily among the people now known as "Hui." Hui teaching (Hui jiao) was the general term once used in China for Islam. The Hui are unique among the 55 identified minority nationalities in China in that they are the only nationality for whom religion is the only unifying category of identity, even though many members of the Hui nationality may not practice Islam. The Chinese government has made policy modifications for minority students so that each student can reach a certain "cultural level." Since many young people are eager to partake in modernization to obtain higher social status and living standards, Muslim religious study will have a difficult time attracting young members to practice the faith. A description of a traditional view of Islamic education and its scholars is outlined. Chinese Muslims and their education is compared with the philosophy of Islam. Chinese educational reform and the impact upon Chinese Muslims is discussed. (BT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China