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in Berkshire Encyclopedia of China

Published by Berkshire Publishing Group

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780977015948
Published online August 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780190622671

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The Hui are among the most populous, as well as the most widely distributed, of China’s fifty-five minority groups. Mostly concentrated in the northwest Chinese autonomous regions of Ningxia Hui (which is named for them) and Xinjiang Uygur, and the provinces of Gansu and Shaanxi, the Hui are mainly Sunni Muslims. Often persecuted during China’s Cultural Revolution, there has been a revival of Hui ethnic consciousness since the 1980s.

Reference Entry.  1226 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Sciences

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