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Islam in Hong Kong: Muslims and Everyday Life in China's World City

Paul O'Connor


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, rac ... More

Keywords: Language, Space, Religious education, Prayers, Halal diet, Racism, Muslims, Islam

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9789888139576
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888139576.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul O'Connor, author