Chinese Minority in a Malay State: The Case of Terengganu in Malaysia
In a state that is overwhelmingly Malay, the Chinese minority in Terengganu seems to effortlessly adapt and blend in with the local community. In actual fact, this situation has made the Chinese more conscious of maintaining their Chinese identity. This has subsequently resulted in an enriched and diversified culture and lifestyle, which is constantly evolving. A sequel to the studies done on Chinese localization as well as cultural change in identity in Melaka and Kelantan, this book provides comprehensive information on the Chinese in this particular state especially on the more locallized Chinese known as the Peranakan-type Chinese.
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According Air Jernih altar ancestors Baba Banggul Kemang Batu Besar Bharu Buddhist Bukit called Chia China Chinese associations Chinese community Chinese in Kelantan Chinese in Terengganu Chinese in Tirok Chinese Malaysians Chinese Primary School Chinese settlement cultural daughter Dungun ethnic relations Fifth Moon Festival gambir Gong Guanyin Hainan Hainanese Hainanese Association Hokkien Association Hokkien dialect house in Tirok Huay Kuan interviews Islamic Jalan Jawi joss papers joss-sticks June Kampung Kelantan Kemaman Kota Bharu Kuala Berang Kuala Terengganu Kuala Terengganu Town land living Marang married Mazu Melaka mentioned migration minority moved NP Chinese offerings old informant origin OYB's patron deity Peranakan Peranakan-type Chinese house Plate Pulai Pulau Babi rice rite ritual rubber sarong Sekolah Shuiwei Soh families squatters statue surnames Telemong temple Teochew Terengganu Chinese Terengganu River Tianhou Tirok Chinese Toa Peh Kong Tok Setol UMNO village Wakaf Tapai wife woman women worship