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    DescriptionAlthough more than half of the world's Muslims live in Asia, most of the widely read books on contemporary Islam focus on developments in the Middle East, giving short shrift to experiences in some of the largest Muslim countries in the world. In recent years events like the terrorist bombings in Bali, intensifying separatist activities in Thailand, and developments in the Central Asian states of the former Soviet Union all point to the fact that Asian Islam is a subject of growing importance. Specialists as well as general readers interested in international relations need broadly conceived analyses of developments in the major Muslim societies of Asia. The beginning of the twenty-first century is witnessing profound transformations in the way that Islamic ideals and Islamic movements shape state and society. The studies collected in this book look at the changes happening both in Muslim majority countries and in societies where Muslims are a minority. Experiences of democratization - successful and unsuccessful - are examined. The rise of radical militant movements is analyzed, and placed in historical perspective and in the broader context of mainstream Islamic ideals. Among the contributors are such prominent scholars as Fred von der Mehden, Vali Nasr, Hakan Yavuz, and John Voll. This book will serve as the successor to Esposito's influential 1987 collection, Islam in Asia.


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    Title
    Asian Islam in the 21st Century
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John L. Esposito, By (author) John Obert Voll, By (author) Osman Bakar
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780195333039
    ISBN 10: 0195333039
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    Publisher
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    01 January 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    University Professor of Religion and International Affairs and Founding Director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding
    Review quote
    "John L. Esposito with his co-editors has in this book assembled a group of scholars to reflect on trends in Asian Islam. Sixty percent of the world's Muslims live in Asian nations, and yet, as Esposito so elegantly explains in the introduction to this book, most of the West's images of Muslim culture and politics are drawn from a narrow and often misrepresented segment of the Arab Muslim world. In essays that discuss contemporary Muslim politics from Pakistan and India to Indonesia and Thailand, the contributors to this collection enrich our perception. They reveal an Asian Muslim politics of great challenge but also enormous opportunity. The result is a timely and important book that should be read by scholars and the general reader interested in understanding the true diversity of the Muslim world." --Robert Hefner is the author of Civil Islam: Muslims and Democratizationin Indonesia (2000) and editor of Remaking Muslim Politics(2005)."Changes wrought by globalization, 9/11 and the "War on Terror," and, most importantly, the struggle going on within the Islamic world itself, dictate the need for an updated work dealing with Muslims in both Islamic majority and Islamic minority countries. This new volume from oxford University Press, which is both informative and thought-provoking, answers that need in nearly every respect. ...This volume is essential reading for scholars of Islam and Asia, and surely also for Western governments and miltiary leaders. It would also make an excellent text for a course on Islam in Asia." --Religion
    Table of contents
    1. ; Introduction- John L. Esposito ; Part I. Religion, Politics and Society in Muslim Majority Societies ; 2. ; Islam in Indonesia in the 21st Century ; Fred R. von der Mehden ; 3. ; Pakistan After Islamization: Mainstream and Militant Islamism in a Changing State- ; Vali Nasr ; 4. ; Islam, State and Society in Bangladesh ; Mumtaz Ahmad ; 5. ; Malaysian Islam in the 21st Century: The Promise of a Democratic Transformation? ; Osman Bakar ; 6. ; The Trifurcated Islam of Central Asia: A Turkish Perspective ; M. Hakan Yavuz ; 7. ; A Provincial Islamist Victory in NWFP, Pakistan: The Social Reform Agenda of the Mutttahida Majlis-i-Amal ; Anita M. Weiss ; Part II. Ethics and Religious Politics Muslim Minority Communities ; 8. ; Muslims in Post-Independence India ; Steven I. Wilkinson ; 9. ; Islam in China ; Jacqueline Armijo ; 10. ; The Impact of 9/11 Among Mindanao Muslims and the Mindanao Peace Process ; Eliseo R. Mercado ; 11. ; The Ethno-Religious Dimension of the Muslim Crisis in Thailand ; Imtiyaz Yusuf ; 12. ; Conclusion: Asian Islam at a Crossroads: Islam in Asia at the Beginning of the 21st Century ; John Voll