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Ma Zhu
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Date of Birth: Approximately 1640

Place of Birth: Yunnan

Date of Death: Approximately 1711

Place of Death: Yunnan


Born in Baoshan in Western Yunnan in about 1640, Ma Zhu claimed the title of sayyid by linking himself as a 15th-generation descendant to Sayyid Ajall Shams al-Dīn (1211-79), the first governor of Yunnan under the Mongol dynasty. After experiencing the turbulent uprisings that marked the transi…

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Ho, Wai Yip, “Ma Zhu”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <>

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