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Introduction

Khun Eng Kuah-Pearce

in Rebuilding the Ancestral Village

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9789888028818
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207332 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888028818.003.0001
Introduction

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This book examines the relationship between two groups of Chinese, the Singapore Chinese and their village relatives in Anxi County, Fujian. It covers the Singaporeans' search for their cultural roots in their ancestral home villages in Anxi, which has resulted in the revival of their Chinese lineage. It addresses the question why the Singapore Chinese continue to be interested in their ancestral home villages and, more specifically, why they, especially those born in Singapore, have become involved in the life and socio-economic reconstruction of their ancestral villages, as well as in the revival of their traditional culture.

Keywords: Chinese; Singapore Chinese; Anxi; Fujian; Singapore; ancestral villages

Chapter.  12037 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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