Islamic Architecture in China
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Northern China
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Southern China
ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE in WESTERN CHINA
Western China
ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE in XINJIANG UIGHUR
Xinjan Uyghur

It is not well known that China has as many as 23 million Muslim populations. The reason might be that since China has not been conquered by military force of Islam, the whole land was not islamized nor ruled by a central Muslim government. As for architecture, without islamization from above, the western architectural styles has not been transplanted compulsorily. Chinese Islamic architecture has developed in the tendency to assimilate in Chinese indigenous or traditional forms and techniques. It can be said that such a style was more appropriate to the verdant climate and nature of China rather than desert styles in the Middle East. Here, for the first time, I give its outline and introduce to the distinctive Islamic architecture of Chinese style, in dividing geographically into four regions. _____( Click each photo to enlarge.)



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XINJIANG WEST SOUTH NORTH
Hami Xi an Yang zhou Chang chun
Tulufan Lang zhong Zhen Jiang Shen yang
Wulumuqi Cheng du Nan jing Bei jing
Yi ning Shou xian Tian jin
Khor gos Yong ning An quing Xuan hua
Kuche Tong xin Shang hai Ding zhou
@ Lan zhou Hang zhou Chang zhou
Atushi Lin xia Bo tou
Kashi Xi ning Fu zhou Ji nan
Sha che Huang zhong Quan zhou Ji ning
He tian Guang zhou Huhehote
@ @@ Xiang gang Da tong
Tai yuan
Kun ming Qin yang
Da li Zheng zhou
Kai feng
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