Updated 4 years 5 months ago

Out of the many different topics available to choose from, the one that piqued my interest the most was the religious customs of Xizhou and the surrounding area. This topic is most interesting to me because of how much religious diversity exists in Xizhou, and the fact that all of these religions are able to coexist with each other.

Updated 4 years 5 months ago

Before I arrive in Xizhou, I need to gather any prior knowledge I have on my inquiry project subject. Below is some of the basic information I already know about the religions in and around Xizhou.

Buddhism:

Updated 4 years 5 months ago

Before I start doing some heavy background research on my topic, I need to identify the methods I will be using to obtain information. Some of the keywords I could use are: Islam, Hui Islam, Hui People, Islam Yunnan, Chinese Islam, etc. I also need to make sure the information I am getting from this research is credible. The best way to find out if my information is valid is to check with multiple sources.

Updated 3 years 11 months ago

As I move closer towards the final stages of my project, I must clearly outline what I would want my audience to take away from my final product, and the manner in which I will present my message. In order to have a deep understanding of what life is like for the Hui Muslims of Xizhou, one must consider their life history, their daily routine, and their personal thoughts on their faith.

About This Learner

I'm 15 years old and I am really happy that I went to Xizhou. I was born in Mexico, and have lived in three other countries since then, including Shanghai. I chose to study the diverse religions here and I hoped to gain new understanding on my own faith, and what makes spirituality such an important part of people's lives. I looked forward to fumbling my way through conversations in Chinese and learning as much as I can over the weeks I was at Microcampus.