Malayan and Indonesian Studies – John Bastin (1964) (1st ed)


Malayan and Indonesian Studies – John Bastin (1964) (1st ed)


Title: Malayan and Indonesian Studies: Essays presented to Sir Richard Winstedt on his Eighty-Fifth Birthday

Author: John Bastin (ed.), R. Roolvink (ed.)

Publisher Oxford, 1964. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Ex-library book from Deutsches Institut, with library markings and a small newspaper or book cutout pasted in endpaper. Other than library markings, very clean and tight with very slight tanning to edges. With black-and-white illustrations. 357pp., 9″x6″.

From newspaper cutout:

Scholars from six countries have contributed to this Festschrift for Sir Richard Winstedt, the last and greatest of the British ‘colonial’ scholars of Malaya. After a distinguished career of 32 years in the Malayan Civil Service, during which time he wrote the first scientific grammar of Peninsular Malay, several dictionaries of Malay, and the first comprehensive history of Malaya, he was appointed Reader in Malay in the University of London in 1935. Ten years later, in recognition of his book, A History of Malay Literature, he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy – the first member of the Colonial Civil Service to be so honoured.

This Festschrift, which has been edited by Professor John Bastin and Professor R. Roolvink of the University of Malaya, has been published on the occasion of Sir Richard Winstedt’s 85th birthday. The 19 essays included in this volume range from an interpretation of a Palembang inscription of the 7th century A.D. to recent religious changes in Bali. The book includes a number of illustrations and maps.

Contents include:

Desultory Remarks on the Ancient History of the Malay Peninsula by Paul Wheatley

Takuapa: The Probable Site of a Pre-Malaccan Entrepot in the Malay Peninsula by Alastair Lamb

The Opening of Relations between China and Malacca, 1403-5 by Wang Gungwu

The Origins of British Control in the Malay States before Colonial Rule by C. M. Turnbull

Hikayat Raja-Raja Pasai and Sejarah Melayu by A. Teeuw

‘Internal Conversion’ in Contemporary Bali by Clifford Geertz

and more.