Writing in Palimpsests: Performative Acts and Tactics in Everyday Life of Chinese Muslims

  • Jing Wang
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Lived Religion and Societal Challenges book series (PSLRSC)


Over the past decades, religious pluralism has been used as a heuristic tool to better understand the multiple modalities of religious interactions and expressions around the world. Inspired by the overarching theme of an ‘emergent religious pluralism,’ this chapter offers a critical examination of the religious pluralism in the everyday life of Hui Muslims in contemporary China. It is not an explication of different faiths coexisting in a liberal society, but an exploration of the relationship between an authoritarian state and its Muslim minority regarding the question of religious diversity.


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  • Jing Wang
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  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyRice UniversityHoustonUSA

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