Peranakan Chinese Home

Peranakan Chinese Home

There is no single house type that can be described as exclusively Peranakan Chinese. Like Peranakans themselves, Peranakan housing developed with many variations that reflect place, time, and economic circumstances.

Author: Ronald G. Knapp

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462911851

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 160

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Discover the rarified Peranakan (native-born Chinese of Southeast Asia) aesthetics that are today highly sought-after for their beauty: distinctive furniture and ceramics, textiles and jewelry, and many other art objects. Peranakan Chinese Home displays these extraordinary objects, visible markers of a highly developed culture. The broad range of beautiful objects which the Peranakan Chinese created and enjoyed in their daily lives is astounding. Each chapter in The Peranakan Chinese Home focuses on a different area and presents objects used or found in those spaces. Each piece is described in the context of their utility as household objects, as part of periodic celebrations to mark the Chinese New Year and other holidays, or in important life passage rituals relating to ancestor worship, birth, marriage, mourning and burial. The meaning of the rich symbolic and ornamental motifs found on the objects is discussed in detail and key differences are highlighted between Peranakan objects and similar ones found in China. A fascinating mix of Chinese, European and Southeast Asian influences, the distinctly Peranakan identity of a people and their culture is beautifully portrayed through objects and archival photographs in this lovely and exotic book.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

Peranakan Chinese Identities in the Globalizing Malay Archipelago

Peranakan Chinese Identities in the Globalizing Malay Archipelago

The Peranakan Chinese Home: Art Culture in Daily Life. Singapore: Tuttle Publishing. Kusno, Abidin. 2016. Visual Cultures of the Ethnic Chinese in Indonesia. London and New York: Rowman and Littlefield. Lee, Peter H. 2014.

Author: Leo Suryadinata

Publisher: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute

ISBN: 9789814951708

Category: Social Science

Page: 289

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Peranakan Chinese communities and their “hybrid” culture have fascinated many observers. This book, comprising fourteen chapters, was mainly based on papers written by the author in the last two decades. The chapters address Peranakan Chinese cultural, national and political identities in the Malay Archipelago, i.e., Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore (IMS). This book is divided into two parts. Part I which is on the regional dimension, contains nine chapters that discuss the three countries and beyond. Part II consists of five chapters which focus on one country, i.e., Indonesia. This book not only discusses the past and the present, but also the future of the Peranakan Chinese.
Categories: Social Science

Peranakan Chinese Porcelain

Peranakan Chinese Porcelain

The serving bowls used in Peranakan Chinese homes vary in diameter from 12 cm to 20 cm. They are relatively shallow and have rounded sides, chrysanthemum-shaped or scalloped rims with gilding along the edges and a footring.

Author: Kee Ming-Yuet

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462906932

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 256

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With over 800 unique photographs, this Chinese arts book is a feast for the eyes. Produced exclusively for wealthy Chinese communities along the Strait of Malacca in the 19th and early 20th centuries, Peranakan Chinese porcelain is enjoying a resurgence of interest among collectors. Straits-born Chinese, or Peranakans, in Penang, Malacca and Singapore, used this ornate and colorful enamelware on festive occasions such as weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and Chinese New Year. Peranakan Chinese Porcelain is richly illustrated and includes key information on reign marks and factory marks. In-depth discussion of the motifs, colors, forms and functions of Peranakan Chinese ceramics makes this an invaluable reference. Supporting photographs and text introduce related aspects of Peranakan culture including architecture, dress, cuisine and customs, making Peranakan Chinese Porcelain a wonderful contribution to the history of the Straits Chinese.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

Visual Cultures of the Ethnic Chinese in Indonesia

Visual Cultures of the Ethnic Chinese in Indonesia

THE PERANAKAN CHINESE HOME: ART AND CULTURE IN DAILY LIFE (KNAPP, 2013)2 The Peranakan Chinese Home and Chinese Houses of Southeast Asia (which I discussed above) were published two years apart, but they could be seen as a coupling.

Author: Abidin Kusno

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781783487585

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

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Explores how the ethnic Chinese in Indonesia construct themselves through material reproduction.
Categories: Social Science

Chinese Houses of Southeast Asia

Chinese Houses of Southeast Asia

At the core of the book is a comprehensive set of stunning color photographs of nearly thirty well-preserved homes built by Chinese immigrants and their descendants in various countries of Southeast Asia.

Author: Ronald G. Knapp

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462905874

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

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Featuring over 350 beautiful photographs, Chinese Houses of Southeast Asia captures the architectural heritage of a vibrant community. The multiple Chinese migrations from southeastern China to Southeast Asia have had important implications for both regions. In Southeast Asia this influence can be seen in the architecturally eclectic homes these migrants and their descendants built as they became successful; homes that combined Chinese, European and local influences, especially during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Chinese Houses of Southeast Asia strives not only to be an informative but also an authoritative book on the subject of hybrid architecture—filled with stunning color photographs and essays on nearly thirty well-preserved homes. An introductory essay portrays the historical circumstances that gave rise to Chinese houses overseas, and includes historic images, color photographs, paintings and line drawings. At the core of the book is a comprehensive set of stunning color photographs of nearly thirty well-preserved homes built by Chinese immigrants and their descendants in various countries of Southeast Asia. Images and drawings from southeastern China help clarify similarities and differences. For each home, extensive captions accompany the photographs and the essay supplies background information concerning the individual and family who built and resided in each house. The historical context, nature of the building, and the restoration history of the home is included. Extensive information about the symbolism implicit in the decorative elements that make up each of the homes is presented. This includes an examination of ornamental elements that are Chinese in origin as well as those decorative components that are Western. Chinese Houses of Southeast Asia has been written in a nontechnical style, accessible to lay readers who are interested in the extraordinary architectural heritage of China, much of which is only now beginning to be appreciated.
Categories: Architecture

A Sociolinguistic Description of the Peranakan Chinese of Kelantan Malaysia

A Sociolinguistic Description of the Peranakan Chinese of Kelantan  Malaysia

Most of the time , their daily cooking at home is totally Malay or Siamese in style and ingredients . Food served in Peranakan Chinese homes for guests are prepared with Malay / Thai ingredients such as " serai " ( " lemon / citronella ...

Author: Kok Seong Teo

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C3276405

Category: Chinese

Page: 1002

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Categories: Chinese

Thai South and Malay North

Thai South and Malay North

The four regionally based speech forms are not only stigmatized but ridiculed and stereotyped by those who do not speak any of them as a home language . Most Kelantan Peranakan Chinese from ...

Author: Michael John Montesano

Publisher: NUS Press

ISBN: 9971694115

Category: History

Page: 413

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The portion of the Malay Peninsula where the Thai Buddhist civilization of Thailand gives way to the Malay Muslim civilization of Malaysia is characterized by multiple forms of pluralism. This book examines a broad range of issues relating to the turmoil afflicting the region.
Categories: History

Courtyard Housing for Health and Happiness

Courtyard Housing for Health and Happiness

In R.G. Knapp and K.-Y.Lo (eds), House home family: Living and being Chinese ... Chinese houses of Southeast Asia: The eclectic architecture of sojourners and settlers (photographs by A.C. Ong, ... The Peranakan Chinese home.

Author: Donia Zhang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317158806

Category: Architecture

Page: 200

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Health and happiness are fundamental to human quality of life. The United Nations World Happiness Report 2012 reflects a new worldwide call for governments to include happiness as a criterion to their policies. The Healthy Cities or Happy Cities movement has been endorsed by the WHO since 1986, and a Healthy House or Happy Home is a critical constituent of a healthy city or a happy city. Nevertheless, the concept has not been fully explored. Existing literature on the healthy house has often focused on the technical, economic, environmental, or biochemical aspects, while current scholarship on the happy home commonly centers on interior decoration. Few studies have addressed the importance of social and cultural factors that affect the health and happiness of the occupants. Identifying four key themes in Chinese philosophy to promote health and happiness at home, this book links architecture with Chinese philosophy, social sciences, and the humanities, and in doing so, argues that Architectural Multiculturalism is a vital ideology to guide housing design in North America. Using both qualitative and quantitative evidence gathered from ethnic Chinese and non-Chinese living in the USA and Canada, the study proposes that the Courtyard is a central component to promote social and cultural health and happiness of residents. It further details courtyard garden house design strategies that combine a sense of privacy with a feeling of community as represented in courtyard housing. The schemes may have universal implications.
Categories: Architecture

Southeast Asian Personalities of Chinese Descent

Southeast Asian Personalities of Chinese Descent

Nevertheless, it would appear that he was more at home with the Peranakan Chinese community. Between 1948 and 1950 he was secretary of Sin Ming Hui (Jakarta), a Chinese social organization, and eventually became its president between ...

Author: Leo Suryadinata

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9789814345217

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1397

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"This is a bold project recording the lives of a particular group of Southeast Asians. Most of the people whose biographies are included here have settled down in the ten countries that constitute the region. Each of them has either self-identified as Chinese or is comfortable to be known as someone of Chinese ancestry. There are also those who were born in China or elsewhere who came here to work and do business, including seeking help from others who have ethnic Chinese connections. With the political and economic conditions of the region in a great state of flux for the past two centuries, it is impossible to find consistency in the naming process. Confucius had stressed that correct names make for the best relationships. In this case, Professor Leo Suryadinata has been pursuing for decades the elusive goal of finding the right name to give to the large numbers of people who have, in one way or another, made their homes in, or made some difference to, Southeast Asia. I believe that, when he and his colleagues selected the biographies to be included here, they have taken a big step towards the rectification of identities for many leading personalities. In so doing, he has done us all a great service." - Professor Wang Gungwu, National University of Singapore
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Yearning to Belong

Yearning to Belong

Mr Koo Ong Jin, the head of the Peranakan Chinese in Kampung Tirok, Terengganu. He speaks fluent Malay and enjoys Malay food. Mrs Wee Kwee Siew, 87, at the entrance of her Peranakan-style house in Kuala Terengganu.

Author: Patrick Pillai

Publisher: Flipside Digital Content Company Inc.

ISBN: 9789814762007

Category: Social Science

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Malaysia is among the most ethnically diverse and culturally rich nations on earth. Yet much of its cultural wealth lies buried beneath the rubric of its main Malay, Chinese and Indian "e;race"e; categories; the dazzling diversity within and outside these groups remains largely unexplored. This book uncovers some of this fascinating diversity through the stories of five little-known acculturated ethnic groups in Peninsula Malaysia. The author, a Malaysian sociologist, delivers an insightful and lucid study of these groups, with some surprising findings. These communities illustrate how much more cross-cultural mingling, sharing and co-dependence there is within Malaysian society than we care to recognize, admit or celebrate. This raises various questions: Is a similar process of spontaneous inter-ethnic interaction possible between larger ethnic groups today? How can we foster such acculturation, and can it by itself contribute to ethnic harmony? The author also discovers that despite their long settlement and deep acculturation, segments of these groups are anxious about their future, and pine for an indigenous identity. What are the implications of this trend for ethnic relations, and how can it be resolved?This book traces the acculturation journey of these communities and draws lessons for ethnic relations in one of the most complex multi-ethnic nations in the world. It will appeal to scholars, students, laymen and visitors interested in migration, history, culture, ethnicity and heritage in Malaysia and the region.
Categories: Social Science