The Straits Chinese: A Cultural History
Khoo Joo Ee
Khoo, curator of the Asian Art Museum in Kuala Lumpur when she wrote this book, was an art historian by training and a Peranakan, or Straits Chinese, by birth. However, this book is not just another collection of beautiful photographs of museum pieces. Those coloured plates are there, but the book is far more all embracing, looking at the history and every aspect of this people who were vital to the development of Southeast Asia as it is today. It was the first comprehensive review of its kind when published and still stands the test of time today. 288 pages with the following Chapters - 1 - The Straits Chinese, 2 - Religion, Customs & Festivals, 3 - Everyday Life, 4 - Architecture, 5 - The Arts, Epilogue: The Straits Chinese today. There is also a bibliography, glossary and index. Near Fine Hardback in a Near Fine Dust Jacket First Edition
Weight: 2.2 kg Post free within Malaysia but will incur additional postage charges when posted elsewhere.
Condition: Apart from a nick on the dust jacket and minor signs of rubbing on the cover edge, the book looks new.