Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 June 2018

368 Pages | 140 colour & 60 black and white illustrations

6.69 x 9.61 inches

ISBN: 9781474437219

Bookseller Code (06)

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