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Chinese Epigraphy in Singapore 1819-1911 (Bilingual) (Hardcover) (Kenneth Dean & Hue Guan Thye)

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The history of Singapore’s Chinese community has been carved in stone and wood throughout the country. This book looks specifically at sixty-two temples, native-place associations, and guildhalls where epigraphs made between 1819 and 1911 are still found today. These early inscriptions provide first-hand historical information on the aspirations and contributions of the early generation of Chinese settlers in Singapore and reveal the many ways that the epigraph’s chosen structures—and the institutions they represent—have evolved over the years. These epigraphs, newly translated into English, open a window into the world of Chinese communities in Singapore, offering an important source for the study of both Chinese overseas as well as the place of Buddhism and Taoism within the political and social climate of colonial and postcolonial Singapore.
Edition: Bilingual
Number of Pages: 1422.0
Genre: History, Social Science, Foreign Language Study
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Kenneth Dean & Hue Guan Thye
Language: English
Street Date: April 15, 2017
TCIN: 51970668
UPC: 9789971698713
Item Number (DPCI): 248-37-6788

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