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The Peranakan Chinese Home: Art and Culture in Daily Life
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The Peranakan Chinese Home: Art and Culture in Daily Life

Hardcover - 21 March 2017
Knapp, Ronald G. (Author)
Ong, A. Chester (Photographer)
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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.

Product Details

ISBN-10: 0804848904

ISBN-13: 9780804848909

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing       

Language: English

Age Range: NA - NA years

Grade Level: NA - NA

Hardcover: 160 Pages

Product Dimension (L x W x H): 28.19 x 22.61 x 2.54 CM

Shipping Weight: 1.07 Kg

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1 customer reviews  Between 4−5 stars rating,  25 August 2020
A Collectible Sinology
By: Widya Larasati

Knapp produced many great books on Chinese architectures and cultures - houses, bridges, antiques. This book in particular discuss the Peranakan Chinese houses in Southeast Asia. Eventhough the lavish photography and layout of the book makes it a coffetable material, but the scientific content on the history and culture of the Peranakan Chinese makes this book a great source of information not only to those who pursue sinology but also for common readers who enjoy a light reading in the afternoon.

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