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Hybrid identities in the fifteenth century Straits of Malacca

Reid, Anthony


Although present everywhere, hybridity has been little analysed as a category in Asian history. In many colonial and post-colonial societies it tended to be disdained in racial terms even while applauded in cultural ones (under labels like association or acculturation). There was a significant literature about separate phenomena, notably the mestizo (Chinese and European) in the Philippines, Peranakan and Indo in Indonesia, and Baba and Eurasian in Malaysia/Singapore. But the nature of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006-05
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Source: ARI Working Paper No. 67


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