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The Zoroastrian DiasporaReligion and Migration$
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John R. Hinnells

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780198267591

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267591.001.0001

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The Parsis in Hong Kong and the China Seas

The Parsis in Hong Kong and the China Seas

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(p.145) 4 The Parsis in Hong Kong and the China Seas
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The Zoroastrian Diaspora
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John R. Hinnells

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267591.003.0004

This chapter examines the conditions of Parsis in Hong Kong and the China Seas. It suggests that the Paris settling in the China Seas were acutely conscious of the huge cultural differences between them and the wider population in the same way that the Parsis in Indian were conscious of the ancestry they share with aspects of Hinduism. This chapter traces the history of the Parsis in Hong Kong and China Seas from the days of the earliest Parsi businessman in the region, Hirji Jivanji Readymoney in 1756, and situates the Parsis in the wider setting of British and Indian trade in the region.

Keywords:   Parsis, Hong Kong, China Seas, cultural differences, Hirji Jivanji Readymoney

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