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

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Hong Kong University Press, Sep 1, 2012 - Social Science - 232 pages
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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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Contents

Section 2 Religious Practice
67
Section 3 Language Space and Racism
115
The key participants
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Paul O'Connor is a writer and lecturer on cultural studies in Hong Kong.

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