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AuthorDebernardi, Jean
TitlePenang : Rites of belonging in a Malaysian Chinese community / Jean Debernardi
Imprint Singapore : NUS Press, National University of Singapore, 2009
Edition 1st ed
Descript xvi, 317 p. : ill. ; 23 cm


The localization of Chinese society in colonial Penang -- "a very irreligious but most superstitutious people": trust, tolerance, and control in the straits settlements, 1786-1857 -- belonging and boundaries: European freemasons and Chinese sworn brotherhoods -- rites of belonging: initiation into the Chinese sworn brotherhoods -- rights of belonging: citizenship and ethnic nationalism -- time, space, and social memory -- the politics of a religious revitalization: the hungry ghosts festival -- performing magical power: the nine emperor gods festival

rites & rituals ethnic minorities society

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