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Published: 01 January 2016

320 Pages | 140 colour & 60 black and white illustrations

9.61 x 6.69 inches

ISBN: 9780748670413

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China's Early Mosques

Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Studies in Islamic Art

  • Includes case studies of China's most important surviving mosques, including approximately 70 premodern mosques, the tourist mosques in Xi'an and Beijing, and the Uyghur mosques in Kashgar
  • Aims to build an understanding of the mosque at the most fundamental level, asking what is really necessary for Muslim worship space
  • Presents Chinese architecture as uniquely uniform in appearance and uniquely adaptable to something as foreign as Islam
  • Explores the social and political aspects of China's architectural system, and the challenges faced by religious construction in premodern and contemporary Asia