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Ong Chun/Wangchuan/Wangkang Ceremony: rituals and related practices for maintaining the sustainable connection between man and the ocean


Language: English

The Ong Chun ceremony and related practices are rooted in folk customs of worshipping Ong Yah, a deity believed to protect people and their lands from disasters. Developed in China’s Minnan region between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries, the element is now centered in the coastal areas of Xiamen Bay and Quanzhou Bay, as well as in the Chinese communities in Melaka, Malaysia


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Original: Video.MP4
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: SYNAV-0160800007-HD
Source ref.: DOC: 0160800022
Rights holder: China. Ministry of Culture and Tourism; Malaysia. Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture