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By (author)  Peter Lee , By (author)  Jennifer Chen

Since leaving the Chinese mainland and settling in the Malay archipelago as early as the seventeenth century, the Chinese Straits (also known as the Peranakan) community – with their rich culture rooted in Chinese tradition, yet indelibly influenced by Malay, Portuguese, Dutch and British customs – has become one of the oldest and most unique overseas Chinese communities in the world.

“The Straits Chinese House” is a lavishly illustrated volume that provides readers with a unique insight into the lifestyle, traditions, and rich history of this distinctive yet eclectic community – from the ceremonial and religious to the day-to-day – through their own homes.

  •  Paperback | 124 pages
  •  144.78 x 320.04 x 7.62mm | 498.95g
  •  01 Jun 2007
  •  Editions Didier Millet Pty Ltd
  •  Singapore, Singapore
  •  English
  •  over 200 full-colour & b&w photos
  •  9814155942
  •  9789814155946
  •  475,032