The Chinese Baptists: An example of a twofold minority in Serbia today
KeywordsChinese in Serbia
Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
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AbstractA more massive migration of Chinese to Serbia can be traced back to the 1990s. The Chinese in Serbia represent the first generation of migrants who came out of economic reasons. This work deals with the role of their religious identity in the gathering of those members of the group who practice Baptist Christianity. Baptist Christians are a religious minority both in China and Serbia. Therefore, the members of this group represent a double minority: both in the reception country (religious and national) and in their own country, compared to the religious orientation of the majority of their fellow countrymen. Apart from this, their church services are marked by certain characteristics by which they can be distinguished from other Baptist groups. The role of the religious factor in the community’s life is being viewed here, as well as the affirmation and making connections between the members.