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Islam and China’s Hong Kong: Ethnic Identity, Muslim Networks, and the New Silk Road. By Wai-Yip Ho. New York: Routledge, 2013. Hardcover. isbn 0415607256. $145.00.

In: Review of Religion and Chinese Society
Author: Yuting Wang1
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A unified yet ethnically diverse Muslim community that makes up just about 3 percent of the total population in Hong Kong has collectively maintained a “unique Islamic frontier” in the Far East, which subsequently facilitates the city’s transformation into a new trade broker between the Middle East and China, further strengthening its importance as the link between the West and the East. This compelling argument laid out in Wai-Yip Ho’s Islam and China’s Hong Kong: Ethnic Identity, Muslim Networks, and the New Silk Road is no less than a revelation to readers who are unfamiliar with the historical

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