The Baba of Melaka:
Culture and Identity of a Chinese Peranakan Community in Malaysia
Tan Chee Beng
The Baba of Melaka are probably the descendants of the first Chinese to settle on the peninsula and intermarry with the Malay population. The result, as Tan contends in 'this first comprehensive study of the ethnic identity of the Baba in Melaka', is a community that is basically Chinese, but which is heavily influenced by Malay culture and speak Malay, rather than Chinese, amongst themselves. Based on extensive field work in the community, the author captures the essence of a small, but influential, group keen to preserve its individual identity amidst the swirl of the more strident identities of the Chinese and Malay communities in post-independence Malaysia. 297 pages with an index, 76 black and white plates, a bibliography and various figures and tables. For further details, please see the scanned contents pages.
Weight 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia
Condition: Near Fine. Paperback. Apart from minimal cover wear, the book looks new
Published by Pelanduk Publications, Subang Jaya, Malaysia, 1988.First edition . ISBN:9789679781557