Chinese in Pakistan: diasporic identity, faith and practice
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AbstractThis report explores the Chinese diaspora in Pakistan, whose presence in the region spans multiple generations. The founding members of this community are considered “twice-migrants” in that they arrived in present-day Pakistan via British India and the former East Pakistan. In studying this diasporic community in Pakistan and their migratory trajectory, I pay particular attention to how regions of Asia were connected and the links within the Indian sub-continent in the early twentieth century across the port cities of Calcutta, Dacca, Chittagong, and Karachi. Drawing on firsthand interviews with ethnic Chinese in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Karachi, this report aims to create a picture of what their lives are like, and particularly discusses their adoption of Christianity and its intermixture with Chinese religious ritual in the
context of a Muslim-majority society.
All Author(s) ListAlice Ping-hsiu Lin
Journal nameAsian Anthropology
Volume Number16
Issue Number2
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Pages133 - 147
LanguagesEnglish-United States
KeywordsSouth Asia, diaspora, Pakistan, migration, religion

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