Definition of joss house in English:

joss house

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noun

  • A Chinese temple.
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    • 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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