An Updated Classic to Remind Us of Malaysia's Cultural Splendour

By Marc de Faoite

September 2021 PENANG MONTHLY BOOK REVIEW
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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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Marc de Faoite

is a freelance writer and editor based in Penang. Originally from Dublin, he has lived in Malaysia since 2007. http://www.globalscribesolutions.com/ http://www.marcdefaoite.com/ @marcdefaoite


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