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Book: East by Mid-East

Chapter: 2. The Muslim Appropriation of Confucian Thought in Eighteenth-Century China

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.21218


In this chapter, the author discusses the way the Muslim appropriation of the Confucian thought, becoming the Muslim Confucians. The work of translating the Muslim teachings into Chinese was firstly achieved by Liu Shi, a Sufi author, one of many Sufi authors who were known for their ability with language and imagery.

Chapter Contributors

  • Sachiko Murata ( - murata) 'State University of New York, Stony Brook'