An Updated Classic to Remind Us of Malaysia's Cultural Splendour
By Marc de Faoite
September 2021PENANG MONTHLY BOOK REVIEW
THE BABA OF Melaka: Culture and Identity of a Chinese Peranakan Community in Malaysia is an updated edition of a book originally published in 1988, written by Malaysian anthropologist and ethnologist Tan Chee-Beng. The research carried out for this book dates back yet another decade to the late 1970s. Without the original for reference, it is impossible to compare and fully measure the impact of any subsequent revisions, beyond the addition of a new foreword. But far from being a...
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