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City of lost mosques: how Suzhou tells the story of China's Islamic past

By Alessandra Cappelletti, Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University
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The labyrinth of alleys and lanes in the old city of Suzhou hides a secret: historical fragments of the long history of Islam in China. Regular stories in the international press highlighting the treatment of Muslims in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region tend to obscure the fact that Islam was once highly regarded by Chinese emperors.


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