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China's Muslims and Japan's Empire: Centering Islam in World War II

Kelly A. Hammond


In this transnational history of World War II, Kelly A. Hammond places Sino-Muslims at the center of imperial Japan's challenges to Chinese nation-building efforts. Revealing the little-known story of Japan's interest in Islam during its occupation of North China, Hammond shows how imperial Japanese aimed to defeat the Chinese Nationalists in winning the hearts and minds of Sino-Muslims, a vital minority population. Offering programs that presented themselves as protectors of Islam, the Japanese aimed to provide Muslims with a viable alternative—and, at the same time, to create new Muslim cons ... More

Keywords: World War II, Islam, China, Japanese Empire, Sino-Muslims, Imperialism, Nationalists, Identity, Soviet

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781469659657
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469659657.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kelly A. Hammond, author
University of Arkansas