Book

Life and customs: Malay amusements

Printed by J. E. Wallace at the F. M. S. Govt. Press (3) • Published In 1925 • Pages: iii, 97

By: Wilkinson, R. J. (Richard James).

Abstract
This paper, Part III of a series on Malay life and customs covers Malay amusements (games, dances, musical plays, gambling, cock fights and other animal combats) both in the past and as they are changing today. In the games now played by children the traces of former customs and beliefs are pointed out. Adult games such as chess are also discussed (the appendix includes a comparison of the Selangor and English rules). The training and care of fighting cocks as well as the actual staging of the fight and its rules are described.
Subjects
Mythology
Childhood activities
Child care
Games
Spirits and gods
Magic
Numeration
Verbal arts
Transmission of cultural norms
Ethnopsychology
Literature
Music
Rest days and holidays
Athletic sports
Magic
General sex restrictions
Social control
Prayers and sacrifices
Dance
Religious denominations
Drama
culture
Malays
HRAF PubDate
2010
Region
Asia
Sub Region
Southeast Asia
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Government Official-5
Analyst
B. P. Emerson ; 1955
Coverage Date
1900-1925
Coverage Place
Malaysia
Notes
[by] R. J. Wilkinson
LCSH
Malays (Asian people)