This article covers the spreading of Islam to China. It focuses on the Tang Dynasty events and discusses trade and military contact between the Islamic world and the Chinese world. Special attention is paid to the situation in Guangzhou, as it was frequently mentioned in Arabic sources.
Today is May 19th. It marks a dreadful day in history oft forgotten. It marks the Kunming Massacre of 1856. A three-day period that claimed the lives of thousands of Muslim Yunnanese. It saddens me to say this was only one of the massacres in a series of massacres, albeit the one that directly sparkedContinue reading “Islam in China: the Sultanate of Yunnan (1/2)”