Patterns in Mazu Culture: Symbolic Meaning and Expression in Immigration Society


  • Wang Hui
  • Ke Yihan



The objective of this article is to examine the connotation and scope of Mazu culture through an analysis of the symbolic significance and representation of patterns in Mazu culture, particularly in the context of immigration. The purpose is to offer theoretical insights that can contribute to the advancement and preservation of Mazu culture. Simultaneously, the findings of this study can contribute to the enrichment of social culture's diversity and enhance individuals' comprehension and appreciation of traditional cultural practices. This study employs a research methodology that integrates the use of documentary data analysis and field investigation techniques. Initially, through a comprehensive examination of an extensive body of literature, we meticulously organized pertinent data pertaining to the fundamental attributes, symbolic connotations, and modes of representation associated with Mazu cultural patterns. Furthermore, in conjunction with the data gathered from field surveys, an analysis and summary of the present state of Mazu cultural patterns were conducted. The research revealed that the symbolic significance of Mazu cultural patterns encompasses religious ideologies, regional customs, historical legacy, and humanistic values. Simultaneously, the patterns within Mazu culture manifest themselves through several mediums like as painting, carving, weaving, embroidery, as well as enamel and metal techniques. In the context of immigrant societies, the preservation and evolution of Mazu cultural patterns encounter numerous obstacles, including marketization, superficiality of culture, and formalization. In pursuit of this objective, the present essay proposes recommendations including the enhancement of cultural heritage education, the prioritization of cultural innovation, and the elevation of cultural consciousness.


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Wang Hui, & Ke Yihan. (2023). Patterns in Mazu Culture: Symbolic Meaning and Expression in Immigration Society . Migration Letters, 20(7), 604–620.




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