Islam In Taiwan: The Unlikely Story Of An Important Global Partnership

by Kelly Anne Hammond
Wednesday, August 25, 2021

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There is an important community of Muslims in Taiwan that has long provided a leverage point for the island government in its international posturing in relation to the Chinese Communist Party. Examining Taiwan’s engagement with Muslims also brings together two seemingly unrelated aspects of US foreign policy: Washington's forceful criticism of Beijing’s mistreatment of the Muslim Uyghur population in Xinjiang, and its reiterated commitment to the defense of Taiwan. 

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Kelly Hammond is an associate professor of East Asian history at the University of Arkansas. Her first book, China’s Muslims and Japan’s Empire: Centering Islam in World War II, was published in 2020 with the University of North Carolina Press. 

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