Animist practices are commonplace in Hong Kong, but that hasn’t stopped super­stitious fears about black magicspreading, some of which breed prejudiced suspicions about Southeast Asians. Photo: SCMP
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

How black magic superstitions breed prejudice in modern Hong Kong

Fear of curses, spells and the ‘dark arts’ land Southeast Asian women in the dock

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Animist practices are commonplace in Hong Kong, but that hasn’t stopped super­stitious fears about black magicspreading, some of which breed prejudiced suspicions about Southeast Asians. Photo: SCMP
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