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On Sex, Drugs and Good Manners: Raja Ali Haji as Lexicographer
September 26th, 2008 04:01
By: Jan van der Putten[1] The first monolingual Malay dictionary was compiled by Raja Ali Haji out of concern that the Malay language and culture were in a process of ongoing degeneration. He also included words referring to sex and bodily functions so that Malays would know when and where ... detail... »
A Malay of Bugis Ancestry: Haji Ibrahim’s Strategies of Survival
September 17th, 2008 07:23
By: Jan van der Putten[1]  The descendants of Bugis mercenary forces that liberated Riau from east Sumatran invaders became an integral part of the local Malay community by the mid-nineteenth century. At that time Raja Ali Haji and Haji Ibrahim, two Malay authors of Bugis descent, wrote ... detail... »
The Question of Succession: The Role of Women in Traditional Malay Court Politics
September 5th, 2008 08:01
By: Ruzy Suliza Hashim[2] Abstract This paper will examine the role of women in Malay court politics as portrayed in two Malay historical/court chronicles, The Malay Annals (Sejarah Melayu) and The Precious Gift (Tuhfat al-Nafis). These works describe genealogies of rulers, the founding of ... detail... »
The Editing of Malay Manuscripts and Textual Criticism
August 8th, 2008 06:34
By: E. U. KRATZ[2] The work of editing and publishing Malay manuscripts, which are said to amount to some five thousand in all (Ismail Hussein, 1974: 12), has been in progress ever since the early 19th century. By 1846 eleven texts were available in print (Lenting, 1846: XI). In 1937, almost one ... detail... »
Coping with Silence: Feminist Dialogic and Malay Court Chronicles
July 26th, 2008 06:49
By: Ruzy Hashim[2] In this paper, I will use feminist dialogics as a framework for approaching the study of women in Malay court narratives. I will define the theory, and demonstrate the ways in which the theory has particular relevance for understanding the silence of a woman who exists ... detail... »
Schools of Islamic Thought in Southeast Asia
July 19th, 2008 04:12
By: Peter G. Riddell[2] Abstract Sufi thinking came to represent a theological default in Islamic Southeast Asia from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries. There were severe polemics at times, with reformist Sufi scholars seeking to reconcile mystical practice with the Shari‘a. The ... detail... »
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