The author of this ambitious and substantial article postulates the absence of an institutionalised dichotomy between Islamic orthodoxy and heterodoxy in Xinjiang, and the dominance of “ceaselessly evolving particular contexts of negotiation processes (p. 431).” If the small fragments of Uighur discourse on religion provided in the article prevent P. Schrode to draw a picture of the distribution of forces, they nevertheless allow the author to identify a strong competition in terms of political ideology.

The Redaction
CER: II-4.3.E-427