Through the Bamboo Window: Chinese Life & Culture in 1950s, Singapore & Malaya

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Talisman, 2009 - Chinese - 303 pages
This volume collects together and reprints four classic books written in the 1950s by Dr Leon Comber: Chinese Ancestral Worship; Chinese Festivals in Malaya; Chinese Magic & Superstition in Malaya; and Chinese Temples in Singapore. These books on Chinese life and customs were reprinted many times but have long been out of print. Written for the layperson, the style is simple and unpretentious, yet Comber meticulously presents a veritable cornucopia of a culture still relevant and extant in modern Southeast Asia. This new publication addresses the rich heritage of the overseas Chinese community's roots and practices, and those reading about or visiting Southeast Asia will find it a ready source of information and knowledge of ancient and classic Chinese culture.

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