Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/224015
Title: AN IMMIGRANT'S CEREMONIAL WALK : THE STUDY OF ANCIENT TEMPLE AND CHINGAY PROCESSION, JOHOR BAHRU
Authors: YEW HUNG SENG
Keywords: Architecture
Design Track
Lai Chee Kien
2011/2012 DT
Issue Date: 12-Jan-2012
Citation: YEW HUNG SENG (2012-01-12). AN IMMIGRANT'S CEREMONIAL WALK : THE STUDY OF ANCIENT TEMPLE AND CHINGAY PROCESSION, JOHOR BAHRU. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In the 19th century, a large wave of Chinese immigration from Southern China began to migrate to Southeast Asia. These immigrants came from different cultural background. Following this massive transfer, they brought along their own cultural practices, languages, and religions from their ancestor district into the ‘foreign’ countries. Each of these individual communities expresses their identity through their independent self-generated cultural living space as they settle down into the new environment. This dissertation aims to investigate the spatial accommodations and divisions within the overseas Chinese inhabitants in the context of Johor Bahru. These divisions are illustrated through the study of spaces in local temple and annual Chingay procession held by the temple in Johor. The paper will examine the social hierarchy among the five different sub-ethnic groups, as well as the interactions with other local communities, in relation to a physical space and as a mobile ceremonial space. In Johor, the Chinese sub-ethnic groups are mainly divided into five: Teochew, Hokkien, Hakka, Cantonese, and Hainanese. Unlike other places in Southeast Asia whose sub-ethnic groups may each build their respective temples, these 5 clans share one temple, the Johor Ancient Temple. It was the highest organizational framework among all the Chinese communities in Johor in perceiving and representing Chinese values and aspirations. The annual Chingay procession held during the Chinese New Year transposes such a structure of the sub-ethnic groups’ spaces as used by the temple, to the spatial framework of a city. Compared to the physical space of Johor Ancient Temple, Chingay procession as a dynamic cultural expression has more direct relations to the surrounding in the multi-racial context. It directly or unconsciously reflects the changes of the whole community structure.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/224015
Appears in Collections:Master's Theses (Restricted)

Show full item record
Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormatAccess SettingsVersion 
Yew Hung Seng 2011-2012.pdf8.82 MBAdobe PDF

RESTRICTED

NoneLog In

Page view(s)

18
checked on Sep 22, 2022

Download(s)

2
checked on Sep 22, 2022

Google ScholarTM

Check


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.