Digital Islam across the greater China: Connecting virtual ummah to the Chinese-speaking Muslim netizens

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Abstract

Due to the global rise of jihadist groups such as Islamic State (IS) and their extensive use of new media, the primary concerns of global and national security policy of the ‘cyber-Islamic environments’ (Bunt 2003, 2009a, 2009b) have been in the regions of the Arab world, Europe and United States and in the languages of the new media in English, Arabic and Persian languages (e.g. Bunt 2009a; Cooke and Lawrence 2005; Eickelman and Anderson 1999; El-Nawawy and Khamis 2009; Larsson 2011). But to what extent does the cyber-Islamic environment in China and Chinese language share similar features with them? © 2017 Taylor& Francis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReligion and media in China: Insights and case studies from the Mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong
EditorsStefania TRAVAGNIN
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherRoutledge
Pages187-202
ISBN (Electronic)9781317534525, 9781315725611
ISBN (Print)1138849391, 9781138849396
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Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Citation

Ho, W.-Y. (2017). Digital Islam across the greater China: Connecting virtual ummah to the Chinese-speaking Muslim netizens. In S. Travagnin (Ed.), Religion and media in China: Insights and case studies from the Mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong (pp. 187-202). New York: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315725611