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Pickwick Publications

Contextualization of Sufi Spirituality in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century China

David Lee, Peter G. Riddell (Foreword)




The Role of Liu Zhi


Liu Zhi (c.1662-c.1730), a well-known Muslim scholar in China, published in Chinese outstanding theological works, short treatises, and easy-to-memorize short poems on Islam. This book is an in-depth study of Liu Zhi's contextualization of Islam into Chinese culture that argues that his contextualization has not deviated from the basic tenets of Islamic belief.