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A Chinese temple.
- ‘The joss houses or temples of Chinatown have no external beauty save in the carved panels of their balconies.’
- ‘Commonly called joss houses, some of these temples survived into the twentieth century.’
- ‘The fronts of the joss houses and the restaurants were brightened with many colored lanterns, quaint carved gilded woodwork, potted plants and dwarf trees.’
- ‘Each joss house was usually created and used by Chinese from the one village or district of origin.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Bendigo's Joss House is an internationally-known landmark, one of the oldest joss houses still in use as a place of worship in Australia.’
- ‘The presence of two joss houses in such a small community is unusual - a subject Caltrans hopes to explore further in the interpretive report.’
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