History of the Soul
|Original title||心灵史 (Xīnlíng Shĭ)|
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Publisher||Huacheng Publishing House|
|Preceded by||Golden Pastures (金牧场)|
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. Published in 1991, it went on to become China's second-best selling book in 1994.
The book is divided into seven chapters or "gates", each corresponding to one of the seven generations of the masters, martyrs, and common people of the Jahriyya Order.
- Chapter 1: The Scarlet Green Banner (红色绿旗)
- Chapter 2: The True Vanishing (真实的隐没)
- Chapter 3: Exile (流放)
- Chapter 4: A New World (新世界)
- Chapter 5: The Beauty of Martyrdom (牺牲之美）
- Chapter 6: Disgraced (被侮辱的)
- Chapter 7: Knocking on Modernity's Gate (叩开现代的大门)
- First edition: 心灵史, People's Republic of China: Huacheng Publishing House, January 1991.
- 1995 edition: 张承志文学作品选集:心灵史卷, People's Republic of China: Hainan Publishing House, August 1995. ISBN 7-80617-536-9.
- Traditional Chinese edition: 心靈史──揭開哲合忍耶的聖域之謎, Republic of China (Taiwan): Fengyun Shidai, January 1997. ISBN 957-645-803-X.
- Lin 2005, pp. 133–136
- Gladney 2000
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- Aoki 1997
- Aoki, Shigeharu (1997), "張承志/Zhang Chengzhi", オンライン中国20世紀文学辞典/Online dictionary of 20th-century Chinese literature, Osaka University of Foreign Studies
- Gladney, Dru C. (March 2000), "China's National Insecurity: Old Challenges at the Dawn of the New Millennium", Asian Perspectives on the Challenges of China, Washington, D.C.: Institute for National Security Studies, National Defense University
- Lin, Qingxin (2005), Brushing History Against The Grain: Reading the Chinese New Historical Fiction, 1986-1999, Hong Kong University Press, ISBN 978-962-209-697-4
- Zhang, Chengzhi. Xin Ling Shi. Guangzhou Shi: Hua cheng chu ban she, 1991. Print.
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