Zhang Chengzhi 张承志
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Zhang Chengzhi (born 10 September 1948) is a contemporary Hui Chinese author. Often named as the most influential Muslim writer in China, his historical narrative History of the Soul, about the rise of the Jahriyya Sufi (哲合忍耶), was the second-most popular book in China in 1994. Wikipedia has a more detailed biog and list of his works.