Rites of Belonging
Memory, Modernity, and Identity in a Malaysian Chinese Community
Jean DeBernardi

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Table of Contents for Rites of Belonging

Table of Contents for Rites of Belonging

Preface

A Note on Romanization

Introduction

Part One: Religion and Society in Colonial Penang

1.      The Localization of Chinese Society in Colonial Penang

2.      “A Very Irreligious but Most Superstitious People”: Trust, Tolerance, and Control in the Straits Settlements, 1786-1857

3.      Belonging and Boundaries: European Freemasons and Chinese Sworn Brotherhoods

4.      Rites of Belonging: Initiation into the Chinese Sworn Brotherhoods

Part Two: Religion and the Politics of Ethnic Revival in Contemporary Penang

5.      Rights of Belonging: Citizenship and Ethnic Nationalism

6.      Time, Space, and Social Memory

7.      The Politics of a Religious Revitalization: The Hungry Ghosts Festival

8.      Performing Magical Power: The Nine Emperor Gods Festival

Conclusion

Appendix: Chinese Festivals Celebrated in Penang, Malaysia

Notes

Bibliography

Glossary of Chinese Terms

Index