On the Folk Religion of the Early Chinese Community in Singapore and Malaya
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东南亚华人社区流行的华人信仰 ,其源头就是历史上在中国东南沿海地区普遍存在的民间信仰。在新加坡和马来亚地区早期华人社会组织机构的形成发展过程中 ,民间信仰具有独特的地位和作用 ;作为中华传统文化的一个重要组成部分 ,民间信仰也广泛根植于新马早期华人的社会生活之中The Chinese religion popular in the Chinese community in the Southeast Asia is a composite religion constituted by the elements of Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism. It originated in the folk religion that was ubiquitous in the coastal area in China. The Chinese folk religion played a special role in the formation and development of the Chinese communities in Singapore and Malaya in the early days. As an important part of traditional Chinese culture, the folk religion took root in social life among the Chinese in Singapore and Malaya. Therefore the factors of the folk religion merit our attention in the study of the history of the Chinese communities in the Southeast Asia, especially in Singapore and Malaya.