Anthony Garnaut is a graduate scholar at the Australian National University in Melbourne and an expert in the interaction between Chinese and Islamic cultures. He has recently completed a biography of an early 20th- century Chinese sheikh named Ma Yuanzhang Siddiq Allah.
Anthony Garnaut* This article by Anthony Garnaut was published originally as the editorial of China Heritage Newsletter No. 5 (March 2006) on China's Islamic Heritage. We thank the author and the publisher for permission to republish the article. Changes have been made to the captions and...