Sarong Kebaya: Peranakan Fashion in an Interconnected World, 1500-1950

Hardback: $60.00
ISBN-13: 9789810901462
Published: July 2015

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352 pages
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  • About the Book
  • This book traces the history of the costume of Peranakan women; specifically, the sarong, kebaya, and baju panjang. The sarong kebaya is only a starting point, however, for a rich history of language, women, trade, slavery, community formation, and education. Profusely illustrated with a wealth of historical photographs and beautiful images of sarongs and kebayas from a large donation to the Peranakan Museum, as well as those in a private collection, the book will become a valuable reference. Independent scholar Peter Lee has amassed impressive documentation from primary and secondary sources in this highly readable, visually stunning book.

  • About the Author(s)
    • Peter H. Lee, Author

      Peter H. Lee is professor emeritus of Korean and comparative literature at the University of California, Los Angeles.