Ruslan Yusupov is a postdoctoral researcher at Cornell University. His work as a sociocultural anthropologist is focused on Islam and ethnic politics in China. His current book project explores how a community of Sinophone Muslims living in the shadow of state-sponsored violence seeks to find space for itself and for Islam in Chinese authoritarian modernity.

Sinicising Islam in China: The Story of a Mosque

Laohuasi (清真老华寺) is a Sufi mosque in Linxia, a city in China’s Gansu Province. Standing on a raised platform the length and breadth of a football field, it has four floors and two large prayer halls that can accommodate more than 6,000 worshippers. A colour image of it in a book titled Chinese Islamic Architectural […]

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