Penang: Rites Of Belonging In A Malaysian Chinese Community


by Debernardi, Jean

Penang: Rites Of Belonging In A Malaysian Chinese Community

Price:  US$30.40   (SGD38.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 318 pages
Published:  2009, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789971694166
SB#:  046327 (130)

About This Book

A substantial study of the rites, community temples, and secret brotherhoods of various kinds which were in the 19th century significant bonding factors for the largely immigrant Chinese of Penang. In the first part, discussion of British/Chinese interactions and the nature and significance of free masonry is included. Part 2 is concerned with nationalism, social memories, and interactions during the final years of British rule with the revival of popular interest in Chinese religion and festivals of the 1980s and 1990s. With black-and-white photographs, sketch maps, archival records, bibliography, glossary, and index.


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