BRIDGING THE PAST AND PRESENT THROUGH FOOD HERITAGE AMONG PERANAKAN CHINESE OF THE STRAITS OF MALACCA

@article{Hussin2014BRIDGINGTP,
  title={BRIDGING THE PAST AND PRESENT THROUGH FOOD HERITAGE AMONG PERANAKAN CHINESE OF THE STRAITS OF MALACCA},
  author={H. Hussin},
  journal={Journal of Southeast Asian Studies},
  year={2014},
  volume={19},
  pages={218-230}
}
  • H. Hussin
  • Published 2014
  • History
  • Journal of Southeast Asian Studies
  • This paper discusses the ritual role of specific types of food and drink amongst the Peranakan Chinese of the Straits of Malacca in Malaysia. Food, in this context, is not merely for consumption but functions also as ritual apparatuses. These rituals, performed by the caretaker of a Peranakan Chinese family, invoke the unseen spiritual realm during a ritual event. The Peranakan Chinese community acknowledges the significance of specific food and drink as essential to these ceremonial… CONTINUE READING
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