Title

Islam in Hong Kong : Muslims and everyday life in China's world city

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

1-1-2012

Publisher

Hong Kong University Press

Abstract

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.

ISBN

9789888139583

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Copyright © 2012 Hong Kong University Press

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Recommended Citation

O'Connor, P. (2012). Islam in Hong Kong: Muslims and everyday life in China's world city. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.