Julie Ma

Julie Ma (pseudonym) is an Australian who, with her Chinese husband, has been serving among Hui Chinese Muslims for almost ten years. She is a graduate of Sydney Missionary and Bible College (SMBC) and a member of the Angelina Noble Centre for women in cross-cultural missions research.

You can reach Julie at julie.ma.aus@gmail.com.

Blog Entries

From the Middle East to the Middle Kingdom (4)

Forced Integration (AD 1368–1644)

Why do Hui and other predominantly Muslim minzu (民族, people groups) practice endogamy? If it is to prevent religious syncretism, it doesn’t appear to have worked.

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From the Middle East to the Middle Kingdom (3)

Mass Migration under the Khan (AD1271–1367)

We may be surprised to learn how much the Hui’s geographical spread, their expressions of Islam, and their awkward relations with the Han all stem from the Mongol-ruled Yuan Dynasty era policies.

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From the Middle East to the Middle Kingdom (2)

Hui Origins (AD 651–1270)

All of Hui history, beginning with the arrival of Muslim traders, has implications for gospel ministry among them; each stage has shaped the Hui people’s foundational worldview.

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From the Middle East to the Middle Kingdom

The Hui, an Introduction

Who are the Hui Muslims of China? Where did they come from, what are they like, and how are they being reached with the gospel of Jesus Christ?