Rebuilding Social Lineage and the Immigrants from Southern China: A Case Study on the Pan's Village in Singapore
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有关东南亚华人社会是否存在宗族 ,是学术界争论的课题之一。本文以新加坡“潘家村”为个案 ,具体考察与讨论华南移民在海外建构宗族社会与特征等问题。本文认为 ,东南亚华人社会的宗族并非简单地移植于祖籍地 ,而是一个在移居地的社会环境下重新建构的过程。尤其在移民社会初期 ,华人宗族的建构有赖于祖籍地传统的组织原则和文化资源。而在移居地的社会脉络下 ,华人也必须调整这些文化规则 ,由此也在宗族结构、组织形态、以及祖先崇拜等方面出现了一些变异Through the case study of the Pan's Village, a Chinese village built on family ties in Singapore, this paper discusses issues of lineage building in an immigrant settlement populated by overseas Chinese of Southern China. It holds that instead of being a pure replica of their originating society, the lineage society of Southeast Asian Chinese mirrored a reconstruction process in a new social setting applying traditional principles of organization and adapting cultural assets of their ancestral place. In a social context that departs from their ancestral origins, variances found in overseas Chinese communities presented itself in many aspects such as the lineage structure and forms of ancestor worship among others.