By Chee-Beng Tan
This can be a well timed ebook that fills the distance within the research of chinese language abroad and their religions within the worldwide context. wealthy in ethnographic fabrics, this can be the 1st entire publication that indicates the transnational spiritual networks one of the chinese language of alternative nationalities and among the chinese language in another country and the areas in China. The ebook highlights different non secular traditions together with chinese language renowned faith, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam, and discusses inter-cultural impacts on religions, their localization, their value to cultural belonging, and the transnational nature of spiritual affiliations and networking.
Readership: students, postgraduate scholars and normal public who're drawn to the examine of chinese language in a foreign country, really almost about spiritual association.
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Despite its international fame, little has been written about the presence of the Mazu worship in Indonesia. In this chapter I discuss the cult in Java, where there are at least a dozen temples devoted to Mazu as the main deity. There are many others in which she is worshipped next to other deities. Although her temples are usually found in coastal areas, on Java they are also found inland along major rivers, indicating the long history of the settlement of seafarers. The Kim Hin Kiong temple in Gresik, which is located on the northern coast of East Java, was until 2011 the mother temple for the Mazu cult in Java.
Under this difficult situation, Confucians found ways and means in order to survive. A primary school in Surakarta (Solo) which is associated with the Confucius religious organization called UKS SD Tripusaka, for instance, had to adopt Hinduism as the official religion of the school (Suryadinata, 1998: 22) and teach Confucian religion outside school hours. A small lithang rather than a Hindu temple was established in the school (Fig. 1). Another school in Tangerang (West Java) which was sponsored by the Confucian religious organization is called Perguruan Setia Bhakti, but the official religion of the 7 See “Pencabutan Surat Edaran Mentri Dalam Negeri no.
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