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
- over 200 full-colour & b&w photos