The Straits Chinese House: Domestic Life and Traditions


Peter Lee & Jennifer Chen
2006. Published jointly by Editions Didier Millet and National Museum of Singapore
Softcover, 32cm x 21.1cm, 123 pages
150+ colour photographs
ISBN 9789814155946

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Product Description

The Straits Chinese are distinguished by their rich culture at once distinctive and eclectic, rooted in Chinese tradition, yet indelibly influenced by Malay, Portuguese, Dutch and British cultures. This richly illustrated book features historical photographs from established Straits Chinese families, rare images of interiors and a fine collection of furniture, jewellery, costumes and household wares. The accompanying text offers readers a fascinating view into the colourful, multifaceted domestic lifestyle of the Straits Chinese.

Table of Contents

Mandalay Villa: Memories of a Peranakan Mansion – by Herbie Lim Eng Kwan
Emerald Hill Revisited – by Felix Chia
Chapter 1: The Reception Hall
Chapter 2: The Ancestral Hall
Chapter 3: The Bridal Chamber
Chapter 4: The Living and Dining Rooms
Chapter 5: The Kitchen
Photograph Credits

Additional Information

Weight 750 g
Dimensions 32 x 21.1 x 1.1 cm