Peace and Justice: Reaction of the Muslim Community in South Yunnan to Political Adversity


  • Wang Jianping


The Muslims who live in the Yunnan province of China strive to follow the principles advocated in the Quran, while living as a minority in a non-Islamic society. Yet the cultural mainstream of contemporary Chinese life often clashes with the core beliefs of the Islamic tradition. Therefore, the Yunnanese Muslims frequently face political pressures as they try to maintain their distinct Islamic way of life. This paper investigates the methods that Yunnanese Musilims employ to confront an adverse, political environment. Particularly their use of the values of peace and justice.

Author Biography

Wang Jianping

Shanghai Normal University, China