The Aga Khan Museum’s collection includes a travelogue of a prominent Chinese Islamic scholar


The Chao Jin Tu Ji is the travelogue of Ma Fuchu (Image via AKDN /  Aga Khan Museum Online Gallery) The Chao Jin Tu Ji is the travelogue of Ma Fuchu (Image via AKDN / Aga Khan Museum Online Gallery)

The earliest Muslims in China were traders who came to the south eastern ports as part of the Indian Ocean trade as well as along the Silk Route, an ancient network of routes stretching for over six thousand miles from China across Central Asia to the Middle East and the Mediterranean. Muslims of China are generally divided into two groups: the first group consists of descendants of Arab, Persian, Central Asian, and Mongol traders who married Chinese women and settled in small communities around a central mosque – they are known as the Hui. Culturally and historically diverse, the largest concentration of Hui can be found in northwestern China. The second group consists of Muslims belonging to minority groups whose homelands are located in the territories of the former Soviet…

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  1. Important Role of Private Museums and influence the development cultural exchange between China and the rest of the world in art foundation and school-education
    The Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, located in Northwest China, is a pivotal area on the ancient Silk Road. It used to be the place where Eastern and Western Regions civilizations exchanged and converged, and therefore, the unique “Ancient Culture of Western Regions” came into being.
    The magnificent classic series “Mukamu” (Muqam), which integrate songs, dances and music, have become the main art form for the people to express their feeling and aspirations handed down over the ages. The features of large-scale coverage, rigorous composition, complex rhythm and beats as well as plentiful tune changes of Mukamu are rarely seen in other countries in the world.
    in 2005 Xinjiang Uygur Mukamu Art of China was named one of the “Masterpieces of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity”by UNESCO
    in 2014, the Chinese Government sponsored 394 art projects with a total investment of 429 million yuan. in 2015 this year private capital to complement pubblic art galleries in jointly providing a major art event for the public.
    Art Financial included Alibaba Foundation-internet way is a ideal platform for peace education



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