Chinatownology is dedicated to the history, heritage and culture of Singapore Chinatown and Chinatowns around the world. In this website, you can find articles on the history, culture and events in Singapore Chinatown, and Chinatowns around the world.
We use Chinatowns as a platform to explore and to understand the development of overseas Chinese 华侨 societies, its food culture and material culture.
You can find things to do, places to eat and shop. These establishments may or may not be in Chinatown but are related to the cultural development of overseas Chinese. For a overview of the site, see sitemap.
A visit to any Chinatown is always visually exciting and interesting. But to connect yourself to the spirit of the Chinatown and its historical memories, you need to know its history and embrace its shared memories. That's what makes the experience unique.
Chinatownology; a work-in-progress (WIP) project
Chinatownology is a work-in-progress website. Chinatowns have a long history and means different things to different people. Full documentation of Chinatowns is a never ending process. That is why we decide to develop this website as a work-in-progress project.
Chinatowns of the world
We are building our articles and covering interesting events especially in lesser known Chinatowns.
We have covered Chinatowns and Overseas Chinese events in 13 countries:
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Meanwhile, we like to invite you to be a Chinatownologist by joining our mailing list.
Be part of our global community. Currently, we have chinatownologists in more than 40 countries and territories;
Australia, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium,
We inform you whenever there are new stories or events. You can also use the information as reference material for your next holiday or to explore your local Chinatown.
If you country is not in the list, be the first to do so.
How to join us
You can join us on Facebook too. However, we suggest that you join the mailing list too as some programs are country specific.
If you need more information about being a Chinatownologist, see "join us".
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