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The Datuk Kong Spirit Cult Movement in Penang: Being and Belonging in Multi-Ethnic Malaysia

Cheu Hock Tong
Journal of Southeast Asian Studies
Vol. 23, No. 2 (Sep., 1992), pp. 381-404
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20071458
Page Count: 24
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The Datuk Kong Spirit Cult Movement in Penang: Being and Belonging in Multi-Ethnic Malaysia
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Abstract

This study analyses the significance of the Datuk Kong based on the premise that religion, being the product of social interaction, is manifested in the institutions peculiar to a multi-ethnic society. It shows how and why, through this interaction, a new spirit cult is voluntarily developed and integrated into the Chinese belief system.

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