In The Ghost Bride, a young woman is invited to marry into a wealthy family to help her debt-ridden father but the groom is deceased and his ghost enlists her to avenge his death. Photo: Netflix
Karim Raslan
Opinion

Opinion

Ceritalah by Karim Raslan

Don’t be fooled by Netflix: there’s more to the Chinese diaspora than Mandarin

  • New series ‘The Ghost Bride’ airbrushes the wonderful hybridity that characterised colonial Malacca, a melting pot of cultures, faiths and languages
  • Chinese may be tempted to embrace Mandarin but this runs the risk of erasing the rich diversity of Chinese civilisation
In The Ghost Bride, a young woman is invited to marry into a wealthy family to help her debt-ridden father but the groom is deceased and his ghost enlists her to avenge his death. Photo: Netflix
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