publication . Article . 2012

AHP 21: Tibetans and Muslims in Northwest China: Economic and Political Aspects of a Complex Relationship

Bianca Horlemann;
Open Access Tibetan
  • Published: 01 Dec 2012 Journal: Asian Highlands Perspectives (issn: 1835-7741, eissn: 1925-6329, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Asian Highlands Perspectives
In the past and today, Tibetan-Muslim relations in Qinghai and Gansu are often associated with violent conflicts sparked by religious differences or 'interethnic hatred'. A more nuanced study of the history of Tibetan-Muslim relations, however, reveals complexity as well as considerable local difference with regard to how and when contacts were established, maintained, and broken off. Tibetan Muslim encounters were manifold and varied, including interethnic marriages, close business relations, political alliances, and armed conflicts. To illustrate this wide range of encounters, examples chosen for this paper, i.e., the relations between Amdo Tibetans and the Mu...
free text keywords: Baoan, Golok/ Mgo log, Ma warlords, Muslim, Qinghai, Tibetan, xiejia, Asian Highlands Perspectives, AHP, Manners and customs (General), GT1-7070, History of Asia, DS1-937
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