Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-2000

Abstract

In this paper, we use the case of Chinese religion in Singapore to examine the relationships between religion and modernity, and between social processes, on the one hand, and spatial conceptions, forms and structures and temporal practices, on the other. Specifically, we look at how traditional Chinese rituals are being modified, reinterpreted and invented to fit with modern living. Such ritual transformations entail reconstructed notions of space and time. Through such transformations, modernity does not simply lead to the demise of religious beliefs and practices but allows for a continued role for religion in providing a meaning system for Chinese religionists in Singapore.

Keywords

Chinese Religion, Modernity, Rituals, Singapore, Space, Time

Discipline

Human Geography | Religion | Urban Studies

Research Areas

Humanities

Publication

Social and Cultural Geography

Volume

1

Issue

1

First Page

29

Last Page

44

ISSN

1464-9365

Identifier

10.1080/14649369950133476

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14649369950133476

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