A Chinese temple.
- Sui Sin Far places Pat and Pan in front of the joss house, in a Chinatown setting, in an effort to disrupt the social construction of racial identity, the imposition of Otherness on Chinese- and Eurasian Americans.
- Each joss house was usually created and used by Chinese from the one village or district of origin.
- The joss houses or temples of Chinatown have no external beauty save in the carved panels of their balconies.
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