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Mobility, Christianity and Belonging:Reflections of an Overseas Chinese Expatriate Wife in Shanghai

Lau, Sin

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This paper explores what it means to be a Christian on the move in a transnational Asia. It provides an account of the reflections of a Singaporean expatriate wife as she searches for a spiritual home in Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taiwan. It shows how her sense of being Christian is shaped by extra-religious concerns of class, language and nationality. Underscoring the tensions inherent in finding faith in motion, this paper aims to nuance prevalent understandings of religion as...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/18466
Source: Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology
DOI: 10.1080/14442213.2012.741143

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