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By David Lee,Peter G. Riddell

Liu Zhi (c.1662-c.1730), a widely known Muslim pupil in China, released in chinese language remarkable theological works, brief treatises, and easy-to-memorize brief poems on Islam. He encountered a number of demanding situations in his interpretation and transmission of Islamic texts. First, conventional Arabic and Persian Islamic texts used Arabic and Persian recommendations to give an explanation for Islam. This ebook solutions the query, did Liu Zhi speak tricky Islamic strategies? moment, Islam has insisted on monotheism. This e-book discusses no matter if and the way Liu Zhi built-in the elemental non secular residing of the Hui Muslims into their pluralistic chinese language tradition. ultimately, Muslims have settled over thousands of years in numerous elements of China. have been Liu Zhi's works in a position to make a considerable distinction within the lifestyles and considered Hui Muslims in China? Liu Zhi's luck was once because of his approach to contextualization, integrating the Muslim lifestyle into chinese language tradition. This ebook is an in-depth learn of Liu Zhi's contextualization of Islam into chinese language tradition that argues that his contextualization has now not deviated from the elemental tenets of Islamic belief.

"Scholars have formerly occupied with the leading edge nature of Islamic contextualization in 17th- and eighteenth-century China. Lee's paintings is going extra, to begin with, by way of targeting (1) an important Muslim from the community of students during this interval, Liu Zhi; (2) his uniquely indigenized use of the Akbarian culture either for educating and apologetics; secondly, through combining using (1) his personal translations with the present ones; (2) chosen Western resources with the formerly unknown chinese language secondary sources."
--David Emmanuel Singh, OCMS, Oxford

"This is an excellent examine of the contextualization of Arabic and Persian Sufi Muslim writing for a chinese language viewers through probably the most influential chinese language Muslim writers, Liu Zhi (c. 1662-c. 1730). David Lee has proven in actual fact how Liu Zhi translated key Sufi works utilizing Buddhist, Daoist, and Confucianist options to inspire the reception of Islam as a fourth well-known culture along the opposite three."
--Mark Beaumont, Senior Lecturer in Islam and undertaking, London tuition of Theology

"In this ebook, Dr. David Lee has tested how Liu Zhi, a Hui Muslim pupil in 17th- and eighteenth-century China, had effectively built-in the Muslim lifestyle into chinese language tradition through contextualization with Confucianism at the moment. This not just is an important contribution to the research of Islamic spirituality in chinese language tradition, but additionally sheds mild at the use of contextualization to provide an explanation for one's religion in different cultures."
--Dr. Andrew Lam, affiliate Professor of Theology at Evangel Seminary in Hong Kong

"Reverend Dr. David Lee's e-book is an important contribution of reading the legacy and translating Liu Zhi's literature to the foreign readership. by means of conceptualizing Liu Zhi's lively engagement of Islamic texts inside chinese language traditions and contexts within the translation-conversation framework of contextualization, Lee's contribution won't simply stimulate scholarly pursuits in exploring Liu Zhi's paintings inside and past Nanjing Islamic culture; it additionally presents an enormous theoretical outlook to additional examine the contextualization of different Islamic texts within the interval of Ming-Qing China."

--Wai-Yip Ho, writer of Islam and China's Hong Kong: Ethnic identification, Muslim Networks and the hot Silk street

David Lee is affiliate Professor of Theology at Evangel Seminary in Hong Kong. He has served as Senior Pastor within the chinese language Church of London.

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