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Introduction To The History And Culture Of The Teochews In Singapore, An

Author:
Charlene, Tan

ISBN:
978 981 323 935 7
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
164
List price(s):
45.00 USD
40.00 GBP

Publication date:
30 September 2018

Short description: 

This book is one of the few books written in English on Chaozhou culture and history.

Full description: 

This book is one of the few books written in English on Chaozhou culture and history. It compiles information from Chinese and English sources including archive material, academic works and publications from China and Singapore. It presents a panorama view of Teochews in Singapore. The book is divided into three sections. The first section covers the history of Chaozhou, the Chaozhou culture, the Teochew ethnicity and the migration of the Teochew people. The second section covers the history, activities and contributions of the Teochews in Singapore from the 19th century. The third section covers core elements of the Chaozhou culture, including customs and practices, cuisine and tea culture, performing arts and craftworks. With carefully selected photos, pictures and comprehensive accounts, this book takes the general readers on a fascinating journey of the Teochew heritage.

Table of contents: 

Origin and Historical Administration of Chaozhou; Teochew Ethnicity; Language; Migration; Teochews in Singapore; Traditional Occupations and Trades; Education; Teochew Organisations; Cuisine & Tea Culture; Beliefs, Customs and Practices; Architecture; Performing Arts; Folk Crafts;

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