Show simple item record Hardwick, Patricia Ann en 2008-11-07T18:04:37Z en 2008-11-07T18:04:37Z en 2008 en
dc.identifier.citation Hardwick, Patricia Ann. 2008. "'Neither Fish nor Fowl': Constructing Peranakan Identity in Colonial and Post-Colonial Singapore" Folklore Forum 38(1): 36-55 en
dc.identifier.issn 0015-5926 en
dc.identifier.uri en
dc.description.abstract This article traces the way in which political processes influence the creation and presentation of Peranakan ethnic identity during the colonial and post-colonial period in Singapore. Peranakan culture combines southern Chinese and Malay traditions and is unique to the nations of Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Peranakan identity began to emerge in the seventeenth century and flourished under the British administration of the Straits Settlements and British Malaya in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Associated with the British colonial system, Peranakan identity was suppressed by early Singaporean nationalists. Aspects of Peranakan identity including women’s costume and Peranakan material culture are currently celebrated by the Singaporean nation as emblems of its unique past, as individuals claiming to be Peranakan are encouraged to assimilate to majority Chinese culture. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Department of Folklore nad Ethnomusicology, Indiana University en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 38 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 1 en
dc.subject Identity en
dc.subject East Asia en
dc.title "Neither Fish nor Fowl": Constructing Peranakan Identity in Colonial and Post-Colonial Singapore en
dc.type Article en

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