Chinese Muslim’s Pilgrimage to al-Andalus

Zhang Chengzhi (张承志), the white-hot Red Guard who mastered Mongolian and Japanese—and then converted to Islam—has written En las Ruinas de la Flor: Viajes por al-Andalus (鲜花的废墟). His Chinese-language travelogue takes us through Moorish Spain, Portugal and Morocco in search of the golden age of Islam in Europe (8th-15th centuries). Freshly Flowering Ruins: Travels in al-Andalus … Continue reading Chinese Muslim’s Pilgrimage to al-Andalus