Yan Cong (b.1991) is an independent photographer based in Beijing, where she was born and raised. She focuses most of her long-term projects on women’s issues, rural China, and China’s relations with its neighbors. In 2015, Yan was...
Traditional Arabic outfits donated by Kuwait Embassy in China and a photo of a girl in traditional Arabic clothes are on display at the entrance to the exhibition in Aisha Palace at the Hui Culture Park.
A store inside the Aisha Palace sells souvenir scarves. The mirror reflects a mannequin wearing an example of a traditional Arab outfit, often known as adishdasha or a thawb, that was donated by the Embassy of Kuwait in Beijing.
A replica of the Saudi Arabia Pavilion, seen in the background, that was built for the Shanghai World Expo 2010, is one of the buildings being constructed in phase two of construction of the Hui Culture Park. The original was designed to resemble an oil tanker.
A Hui woman helps her friend to put on the headscarf in the Golden Palace where all women visitors are asked to wear headscarves. Although being Hui, the two women said they don't have to wear headscarf at home in Zhengzhou, Henan Province.
Two copies of Quran are put by the window in a classroom where students paste Arabic vocabulary cards all over the wall, at Ningxia International Language College in Yongning County, Ningxia Province, China, March 25, 2016.
An assignment for a news analysis on ChinaFile on the development of cultural tourism in Ningxia, the only Hui Muslim autonomous region in China, and Chinese government's attempt to promote its own narrative of Islam in China in that process. A few photos from this series also appeared in Foreign Policy.