Beyond “Chinese Diaspora” and “Islamic Ummah”: Various Transnational Connections and Local Negotiations of Chinese Muslim Identities in Indonesia

@article{Weng2014BeyondD,
  title={Beyond “Chinese Diaspora” and “Islamic Ummah”: Various Transnational Connections and Local Negotiations of Chinese Muslim Identities in Indonesia},
  author={H. Weng},
  journal={Sojourn: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia},
  year={2014},
  volume={29},
  pages={627 - 656}
}
  • H. Weng
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology
  • Sojourn: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia
Going beyond the paradigm of a “Chinese Diaspora” and an “Islamic Ummah”, this article examines various transnational connections, translocal imaginings and local negotiations of Chinese Muslim identities in contemporary Indonesia. By constructing Chinese-style mosques, Chinese Muslim leaders have forged a distinctive translocal identity through transnational linkage with Muslims in China and reconfigured it within Indonesian contexts. This transnational imagining is not a form of desire for… Expand
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