The Straits Chinese House: Domestic Life and Traditions #2019

[The Straits Chinese House: Domestic Life and Traditions] >> Peter Lee Jennifer Chen The Straits Chinese or Peranakan community is perhaps one of the oldest overseas Chinese communities in history, having established itself in the Malay archipelago as early as the seventeenth century By the end of the nineteenth century, this community had gained prominence, not only for the wealth, education and lavish lifestyles of its most successful members, but alsoThe Straits Chinese or Peranakan community is perhaps one of the oldest overseas Chinese communities in history, having established itself in the Malay archipelago as early as the seventeenth century By the end of the nineteenth century, this community had gained prominence, not only for the wealth, education and lavish lifestyles of its most successful members, but also for its active participation in civic life and government The Straits Chinese are distinguished by their rich culture rooted in Chinese tradition, yet indelibly influenced by Malay, Portuguese, Dutch and British cultures.This volume gives unique insight into their lifestyle and traditions, fascinating for being at once distinctive and eclectic It features historical photographs from established Straits Chinese families, rare images of interiors and a fine collection of furniture, jewellery, costumes and household wares It also offers readers a fascinating view into the colourful, multifaceted domestic lifestyle of the Straits Chinese from the ceremonial and religious to the day to day and recreational from their reception hall, ancestral hall, bridal chamber, to their living and dining rooms and kitchens.
The Straits Chinese House Domestic Life and Traditions The Straits Chinese or Peranakan community is perhaps one of the oldest overseas Chinese communities in history having established itself in the Malay archipelago as early as the seventeenth century

  • Title: The Straits Chinese House: Domestic Life and Traditions
  • Author: Peter Lee Jennifer Chen
  • ISBN: 9789814155946
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Straits Chinese House: Domestic Life and Traditions Author: Peter Lee Jennifer Chen

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    • Emily said:
      Dec 10, 2019 - 03:00 AM

      Definitely less interesting than the other Peranakan book I have read It is boring and description about houses in the introduction is useless without the layout of the houses, which I am sure would be magnificently gorgeous Good thing is that there are a lot of information about rituals and practices that are covered in quite a detail, but bad thing is that it only covers the life of the rich Peranakans and nothing on the middle class or low class Peranakans, how they go about doing their daily [...]

    • Jo Lin said:
      Dec 10, 2019 - 03:00 AM

      You ve gotta trust Peter Lee as the expert on Straits Chinese Peranakans, huh

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