Chinese traders in Hoi An established clan houses (assembly halls), which had their own schools, temples, cemeteries and hospitals. Some of these assembly halls were dedicated to a particular deity and some contained a temple. The Guangdong assembly hall (Quang Dong Hoi Quan) served the Cantonese community in Hoi An and was dedicated to Quan Cong, a Chinese general. The All Chinese assembly hall (Ngu Bang Hoi Quan) was open to any Chinese trader or seaman.
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