Islam in Hong Kong

Islam in Hong Kong : Muslims and Everyday Life in China's World City

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More than a quarter of a million Muslims live and work in Hong Kong. Among them are descendants of families who have been in the city for generations, recent immigrants from around the world, and growing numbers of migrant workers. Islam in Hong Kong explores the lives of Muslims as ethnic and religious minorities in this unique post-colonial Chinese city. Drawing on interviews with Muslims of different origins, O'Connor builds a detailed picture of daily life through topical chapters on language, space, religious education, daily prayers, maintaining a halal diet in a Chinese environment, racism, and other subjects. Although the picture that emerges is complex and ambiguous, one striking conclusion is that Muslims in Hong Kong generally find acceptance as a community and do not consider themselves to be victimised because of their religion.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 20.32mm | 498.5g
  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • English
  • 10 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 9888139576
  • 9789888139576
  • 3,325,981

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"An unexpected gem. An innovative book which explores the everyday lived reality of Muslim minorities in Hong Kong. The contemporary focus is framed by a fascinating history of South Asian Muslims which reaches back into the early 19th century. This beaut
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About Paul O'Connor

Paul O'Connor lectures in anthropology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
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