History of the Soul

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History of the soul
Cover of the 1995 edition of History of the Soul, depicting the deserts of China's Northwest
Author Zhang Chengzhi
Original title 心灵史 (Xīnlíng Shĭ)
Country People's Republic of China
Language Chinese
Genre Narrative history
Publication date

History of the Soul, written by Zhang Chengzhi, is a work of narrative history spanning 172 years, which explores the personal and religious conflicts among the Jahriyya, a Sufi tariqah in Northwestern China.[1] Published in 1991, it went on to become China's second-best selling book in 1994.[2][3]