(A Hui Muslim Source: Vladimir Dinets Travel Site)
Time flies. The Islam in China blog has been up for 10 months now and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. 50,000 hits later it is time to reflect and chart out a course for the future. My schedule and commitments in the offline world are such that there is usually not enough time to reply to e-mails or reply to comments on time and so more often than not I end up doing so in bulk instead of on a regular basis. Grad school can be very time consuming. Thus I would like to apologize to people who leave commets and/or have sent e-mails and I have taken a long time to respond. This is is something that I would like to remedy soon insha’Allah. Right now there are more than 85 drafts which I have not posted yet which means that there enough material to post.
Here are some ideas for the future. There are some people who have regularly commented on this blog. Their input is greatly appreciated. Insha’Allah I will add a blogroll soon. Regarding correspondence I will also revisit all the comments from the past and address some of the questions in detail. Don’t be surprised to get an e-mail from me. Insha’Allah I want to do a number of series posts in the future. Here is a list of what I have in mind. Given my schedule I do not know when I will get a chance to do so.
- Complete the FAQs
- The convergence of Chinese Philosophy and Islamic Thought
- History of Islam in China Series
- Chinese Muslims in Malaysia
- Dawah amongst the Chinese
- Bibliography of Islam and China in English
- Chinese Muslim Converts
Regarding the last item, even though there is much material on this subject, it would be useful if the material was more accessible for people outside of academia. In summary I think we have a good thing going on here. As always if reader have suggestions or if they like to see anything in particular in the future then please let me know. I can be reached at wangdaiyu [at] gmail [dot] com.
And last but not least for all brothers (I say brothers because I have not received any queries from any sister.) e-mailing me about wanting to find a Chinese girl to marry I would like to say that if I knew how to find the right woman then I would not be single myself. Haha. Just kidding.