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Liu Zhi
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Liu Zhi (Jielian )

Date of Birth: Around 1660

Place of Birth: Nanjing, China

Date of Death: Around 1730

Place of Death: Nanjing


Liu Zhi was a prolific and renowned early Muslim literatus (Huiru) of the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), whose work epitomised the Islamic-Confucian harmonisation expressed in the literary genre known collectively as the Han kitab (Islamic books in Chinese). He was born in Nanjing. His father, Liu Sanji…

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Frankel, James, “Liu Zhi”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>

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