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Localization of Islam in China

  • Chief Editor

    LIN Chang-kuan (Department of History, National Cheng Kung University)

  • Publisher

    Research Institute for the Humanities, CUHK

  • Agent

    The CUHK Press

  • Sponsor

    Islamic Cultural Association (Hong Kong)

  • Date

    March 2015

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  • Language

    Chinese & English

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    About this BookAbout the Editor
    ContentsPrefaceEditor's Introduction

Lin, Chang-kuan

Was trained as Islamicist in Jordanian, Canadian, and British universities. He was visiting scholar to SOASUniversity of London and Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies-Universitas Indonesia to research Islam in South-east Asia. He has been teaching Islamic sciences at National Cheng-chi University and other academicinstitutes for more than two decades. In 2003, in order to promote Islamic studies, he founded Centre for the Studies of Islamic Civilization and Thought (CSICT) at Cheng-chi University, which lasted for several years. Dr. Lin was one of the founding members of Taiwan Association of Islamic Studies (TAIS), and served as the first chairman of TAIS since its inauguration in 2009 till 2013. He wrote several articles on Chinese Islam for Leiden-Brill’s Encyclopaedia of Islam(new editon). He has authored numerous articles and reviews on Islamic history and culture, and edited several books on Islamic and Middle Eastern studies. He also serves as editor andadvisor to several academic journals.