Review of Interpreting Islam in China – Marginalia Review of Books

Finally read through what is likely the last review for Interpreting Islam in China: Pilgrimage, Scripture, and Language in the Han Kitab. Timothy Gutmann offered a generous review with thoughtful critiques in Marginalia Review of Books.

Here is a preview:

Petersen freshly and engagingly analyzes the complex theories and narratives Muslims have used to explore their place within the Chinese empire and among Chinese traditions. …Petersen makes his most distinctive interventions by asking how Muslims in China translated and interpreted texts written in Arabic and Persian and how they conceived of and connected with the places and histories of the origins of Islam.

If you’d like to read the full review you can access it on MRB.

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