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Cheng Ho and Islam in Southeast Asia

Author: Dasheng Chen; Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.
Publisher: Singapore : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""Tan Ta Sen has modestly suggested that, as a book to illustrate the peaceful impact of culture contact, he is concerned to show how such cultural influences not only led to transmissions, conversions and transferences involving Inner Asian Muslims from China and Yunnan Muslims, Chams, Javanese, Malays, Arabs and Indians, but also enabled many Chinese in the Malay world to retain their non-Muslim cultural traits.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: He Zheng; He Zheng; He Zheng; He Zheng
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dasheng Chen; Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.
ISBN: 9789812308375 9812308377 9789812308399 9812308393
OCLC Number: 427974635
Description: xi, 291 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction ----
PART I. CULTURE CONTACT IN CHINA. 2. Chinese World and Civilization ---
3. Spread of Buddhism to China and its Sinicization ---
4. The Advent of Islam to China ---
5. Sinicization of Islam in China ----
PART II. CULTURE CONTACT IN SOUTHEAST ASIA. 6. The Islamization of Southeast Asia ---
7. Cheng Ho and Islamization of Southeast Asia ---
8. Localization of Islam in Insular Southeast Asia ---
9. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Tan Ta Sen.

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""Tan Ta Sen has modestly suggested that, as a book to illustrate the peaceful impact of culture contact, he is concerned to show how such cultural influences not only led to transmissions, conversions and transferences involving Inner Asian Muslims from China and Yunnan Muslims, Chams, Javanese, Malays, Arabs and Indians, but also enabled many Chinese in the Malay world to retain their non-Muslim cultural traits. In placing Cheng Ho's voyages in this context, the author offers a fresh perspective on a momentous set of events in Chinese maritime history."--Professor Wang Gungwu."--Back cover.

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